Pear - Blakeney Red

£23.50 - £35.00
Ready to pick: 
Use fruit: 
September - October
Group B (self-sterile)
Blakeney, Circus, Red Pear, Circus Pear, Painted Lady, Painted Pear
Gloucestershire,UK (Pre.1600)


Regarded as one of the best single perry varieties with medium acidity and medium tannin; it gives a ‘lemony’ fragrance to perry juices although is often blended with other varieties. Thought to be a cross between Red Longdon and Thorn perry pears, it is a vigorous, sturdy, reliable and a heavy cropper; and is named after the village of Blakeney in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The fruit was used to dye soldiers’ khaki uniforms. Just edible fresh, and pleasant when cooked.

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