Pear, 'Yellow Huffcap'
Variety description (from Brooks and Olmo Register of Fruit and Nut Varieties) :
A mid-season perry pear with high acids and low tannins. A traditional, old English cultivar produces a consistently good to excellent full flavored vintage with moderate acids and low tannins. The name Huffcap may have come from a potent ale that could lift one's cap, or possibly from an alternate spelling Huffcup referring to lifting your cup when making a toast.
The fruit is small and elliptical. Skin is green or dark yellow with no blush, russetted around stem. Ripens mid-October in England's West Midlands.
Mature tree is large with large spreading limbs. Very productive, but biennial bearing, slow to come into bearing; early flowering.
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.