This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Medium-sharp perry pear. Unknown origin, possibly a seedling of Thorn, from the village of Blakeney in the Forest of Dean, England, 19th century.
Sometimes called Painted Lady, Painted Pear, Circus Pear and Red Pear. Beautiful small-medium turbinate or obovate red-blushed fruit is about 2" wide. (Turbinate means shaped like a top with a roundish body and short neck.) Firm and juicy.
Traditionally used in cooking, jams and particularly in perry (pear cider). Classified as a medium-sharp perry pear, with medium acidity and medium tannins. Productive and best blended with other perry pears.
Once grown throughout much of the English West Midlands, still quite popular in the U.K. Currently being planted by perry makers across the U.S. as well. Z4.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.
We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways. Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label. Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood. You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.