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Blakeney Red

Blakeney Red

Blakeney Red is a heritage perry pear from the English county of Herefordshire. The juice contains medium tannins and some acidity.

Blakeney Red is one of the most reliable and heavy-cropping perry pear varieties, and was traditionally used to provide the bulk of juice needed for perry production, with other less productive varieties added to the blend to achieve the required flavor.

Pyrus communis

Blakeney Red perry pear trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Pyrodwarf rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


History

Herefordshire or Gloucestershire, England, 19th century.

Blakeney Red characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Useful forHard cider
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom