Pyrus communisWinter. A wild seedling found in the woods of Villiers-en-Brenne, France, 1760.
Large pear with greenish-yellow skin, a faint brownish-red blush and some russeting. Dry flesh has a strong musky aroma and is best used for cooking or possibly in perry. Excellent keeper.
Our tree has a lovely spreading habit with elegant swirling branches. Very old and rare in the trade. Named for Reverend Rham of Winkfield who brought the variety to England. Z4. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart.
For 2023, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock, and Asian Pears are on OHxF97 or Pyrus betulaefolia rootstock.
These rootstocks are subject to change based on availability and we are unable to accommodate pear rootstock requests.