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Black Worcester

Black Worcester
Pyrus communis

Black Worcester pear trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)


History

The origins of Black Worcester are not certain, but it was known in the early 16th century, and famously appears on the coat of arms of the city of Worcester.



Black Worcester characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early November
    • Picking season:Very late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):1-2 months
    • Food uses:Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Triploid
    • Vigour:Slightly large
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1550 - 1599
    • Fruit colour:Red - dark