Brandy perry pear trees


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

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

*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


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


  • 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


  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Scab: Some susceptibility


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


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom