Blakeney Red (Perry) Pear

Pear

Description: Blakeney Red is the most common perry pear that's a very reliable, heavy cropping variety. Produces quite large yellow fruits with heavy flush, sometimes streaked with light russet. Makes a medium acid/tannin tasting perry. Stunning white flowers during the spring

History: Thought to have originated from the village of Blakeney, Gloucestershire in around 18th century. Became well known in the 1830s when it was widely planted, particularly in the west and southwest of Gloucestershire.

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Attributes

  • Pollination group: Pollination group 4
  • P Uses: Perry
  • Picking month: October

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