Description: Black Worcester, also known as Parkins Warden/Pound Pear is a great cooker. Produces a heavy crop of large, dull green almost wholly covered fruit with brown russet. Often, many of the fruits have purplish flush. Cream, tinged green flesh that's crisp and fairly juicy. An excellent stewing pear, best cooked slowly for 1-2 hours for it to soften. Beautiful clusters of white flowers and green oval shaped, slightly serrated leaves.
History: It's exact origin is unknown but is thought to be from the 16th Century. When Queen Elizabeth visited Worcester in 1575, on noticing the tree and its beautiful fruit she directed that it should be added to the Arms of the City.