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Black Worcester

Black Worcester
Pyrus communis

Black Worcester pear trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1550 - 1599
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • AwardsRHS Plants for Pollinators