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