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Hendre Huffcap

Hendre Huffcap

Hendre Huffcap is a well-known traditional English perry pear variety. It is a reliable cropper, and makes a light, low-tannin good quality perry.

Pyrus communis

Hendre Huffcap 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

Hendre Huffcap tends to produce a large tree (depending on the rootstock).

It will readily over-crop, causing broken branches, so thinning is advisable in June.

The fruit falls easily from the tree when ripe.

It is generally untroubled by disease.

History

Huffcap is an old English term commonly used to describe perry pears which have an elliptical shape - or possibly any strong drink.

Hendre Huffcap characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Useful for:Hard cider
  • Growing

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

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

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom