Pear, 'Winnals Longdon' perry pear
Variety description (from Brooks and Olmo Register of Fruit and Nut Varieties) : A mid- season scab-resistant perry pear with high acids and low tannins. Raised by Mr. Winnall of Woodfield, England, in the parish of Weston-under-Penyard about 1790. Fruit is small, pyriform. Skin is greenish-yellow, with considerable red blush; slight russet at stem end, more at calyx end; lenticels small, numerous and conspicuous. Ripens in early October in England's West Midlands.
Mature tree is medium to large; very productive but tends toward biennial bearing; slow to come into bearing. Relatively free of fruit scab. Perry produced is of good quality vintage with moderate acids and low tannins.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 24" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.