Pears pyriform or turbinate in shape and quite large for a Perry pear. Yellow skin flushed red. Makes a good quality perry. One of the more well known Perry Pears having been widely planted. Grows into a large tree, even very large in favorable conditions.
Presumed to have arisen in Blakeney, Glos but subsequently planted widely in the three counties. Became well known in mid 1800s when much planting took place. Some of the mature trees seen in the regions landscape today would no doubt be Blakeney Red.
Like many Perry varieties known to a lesser extent by several names including ‘Circus pear’, ‘Painted pear’, ‘Painted Lady’ & just ‘Blakeney’.
Harvest – late Sept / early Oct. Pollination group – B