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Yellow Huffcap perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Yellow Huffcap
Yellow Huffcap is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Yellow Huffcap is a well-known English perry pear.

Yellow Huffcap perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £37.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Yellow Huffcap is considered by some to be the original Huffcap perry pear.

Huffcap is an old English term used to describe any kind of strong drink, and has been applied to several perry pear varieties. However it may also be a term for varieties which have the distinctive elliptical shape characteristic of this variety.

How to grow

Unlike most perry varieties, Yellow Huffcap pears will hang on the tree and become over-ripe, so the fruit must either be picked or shaken to the ground.

Yellow Huffcap is heavy-cropping but has a tendency to lapse into biennial bearing. Thin the fruitlets in June to prevent this.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Yellow Huffcap is thought to originate from Herefordshire in the 18th century.

Yellow Huffcap characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesHard cider

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom