Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

Yellow Huffcap perry pear trees

  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Cider 

Yellow Huffcap is considered by some to be the original Huffcap perry pear.

Huffcap is an old English term used to describe any kind of strong drink, and has been applied to several perry pear varieties. However it may also be a term for varieties which have the distinctive elliptical shape characteristic of this variety.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Yellow Huffcap perry pear trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (10ft - 15ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - OHxF 87 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $29.00

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Yellow Huffcap

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Long-lived: Yes?
  • Scab: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Juice style: Sharp (cider)

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates


Pollination guide for Yellow Huffcap

Yellow Huffcap is in flowering group 3. Yellow Huffcap is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other perry pear trees.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Yellow Huffcap perry pear trees

Unlike most perry varieties, Yellow Huffcap pears will hang on the tree and become over-ripe, so must either be picked or shaken to the ground.

Yellow Huffcap is heavy-cropping but has a tendency to lapse into biennial bearing. Thin the fruitlets in June to prevent this.


Historical details

Herefordshire, England - 18th century.


Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Yellow Huffcap'




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