Brandy perry pear trees

Brandy

A traditional 19th century English perry pear. The dark-colored juice has a low tannin content and it produces a mild perry.

Brandy perry pear trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Brandy perry pear trees bare-root
OHxF 87 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

The main issue with Brandy is its tendency to over-crop, which can in turn cause the tree to lapse into biennial bearing - with heavy crops then light crops in alternate years. To prevent this happening, be sure to thin the fruitlets in the "on" year. This not only helps to prevent biennialism but can also improve the juice quality.

Brandy starts bearing from a young age.

Brandy characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Juice style: Sharp (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Longevity: Long-lived

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Scab: Some susceptibility

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom