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Thorn

Thorn is a traditional English perry pear tree, with heavy crops of small yellow perry pears.

It was known in the 17th century, when it was also used for eating and cooking.

Pyrus communis

Thorn 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

Thorn characteristics

  • Using

    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1-2 months
    • Useful for:CulinaryHard cider
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1650 - 1699
    • Fruit colour:Green / Yellow
    • Fruit size:Small