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Brandy perry pear tree

Brandy
Brandy is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Hard cider

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

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  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    Vigorous rootstock

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Brandy characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • General resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom