A moderately vigorous variety that develops spreading head. Heavy cropping, starting at an early age. Pears turbinate in shape with greenish yellow skin with an orange red flush. Russeted all over, which is an unusual feature of Perry pears.
Harvest – early to mid October and mill within 1-3 weeks of collecting. Fruits are easily shaken off tree when ripe. Produces a pleasant light perry. Passable as a dessert pear in spite of the astringency.
Understood to have originated just south of Gloucester possibily in the mid 1800s. Also known as Barn Pear, Brown Thorn Pear & Hedgehog pear. Second picture shows a young tree no more than eight years old.
Harvest – early to mid October Pollination group – C