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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 33.45
    Pyrodwarf rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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Thorn characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Useful forCulinaryHard cider
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1650 - 1699
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • AwardsRHS Plants for Pollinators