Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees

Hendre Huffcap

Hendre Huffcap is a well-known traditional English perry pear variety, and a reliable cropper. It makes a light, low-tannin perry.

Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees for sale

Mature height*
1-year Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees bare-root
Large (10ft-16ft) mature height
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Historical details

Huffcap is an old English term commonly used to describe perry pears which have an elliptical shape - or possibly any strong drink.

Hendre Huffcap characteristics


  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flavor quality: Very good
  • Juice style: Sweet (cider)


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

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Scab: Some resistance


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


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom