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Winnals Longdon perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Winnal's Longdon is a heavy-cropping perry pear which produces a low tannin perry.  The pears are small and greenish-yellow.

Winnals Longdon perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year (1.75m) bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £34.95
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How to grow

Winnal's Longdon is easy to grow, and can be pollinated by many other European pear varieties, including Beth, Conference, Comice, and Louise Bonne.

The main issue is a tendency to biennial bearing - you can prevent this by making sure you thin the fruitlets in late May, especially if there has been a heavy fruit set.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Winnal's Longdon was raised by Mr Winnal of Woodfield in the county of Herefordshire in the west of England in the 1790s.

Winnals Longdon characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking monthOctober
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesJuiceHard cider
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
    • Fruit sizeSmall