Hendre Huffcap

  • Ref: 293
  • Price: £17.00

A variety with desirable qualities producing a pleasant light perry of good quality. Heavy and regular cropper whose pears come easily off the tree. Pears different in shape to many other Perry's being elliptical - widest at the centre of the fruit. Skin green or yellow green with a slight orange flush. Harvest early October and mill within two weeks.

May have arisen in north Gloucestershire. Not widely found as mature trees but there have been some more recent plantings. An unusual name - Hendre being more a welsh name but there do not seem to be any welsh connections. A few Perry Pears are called Huffcaps. They have in common their fruit shape - widest in the middle of the pear.

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