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Pyrus communis maiden (vigorous)
Of medium vigour with slightly spreading branching. Heavy cropping when it gets going. Pears have an almost round appearance.
Harvest – mid October
Pollination group – C
One of a number of Perry varieties that is named after spirits or strong drinks presumably as an indication of their strength. Of medium vigour with slightly spreading branching. Heavy cropping when it gets going, but can be biennial. Pears broadly turbinate having an almost round appearance. Skin green with an orange flush.
Has the advantage of a long milling period once harvested. First recorded in 1880s. Most mature trees seem to be in the Newent area of Gloucestershire, but recently has been planted by individual perry producers as the perry is considered of high quality.
Harvest – mid October Pollination group – C