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.