Pyrus communisFall. Ancient sharp English perry pear. Possibly originated on or near the Chandos Farm in Much Marcle in the 17th c. Many synonyms including Chandos Huffcap, King’s Arms, Uffcap, Uffcup, and Yellow Longdon.
Sharp and astringent with high acidity and medium tannin. Craig Campbell of Tieton Cider Works in Yakima, WA, says Yellow Huffcap makes their best perry. Small (less than 2") oval yellow-green russeted fruit with slightly yellow flesh. Z4. (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.