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Brandy

Brandy
Pyrus communis

Brandy perry pear trees for sale

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


How to grow

The main issue with Brandy is its tendency to over-crop, which can in turn cause the tree to lapse into biennial bearing - with heavy crops then light crops in alternate years. To prevent this happening, be sure to thin the fruitlets in the "on" year. This not only helps to prevent biennialism but can also improve the juice quality.



Brandy characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-October
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Food uses:Hard cider
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Some susceptibility
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom