New season - spring 2025You can pre-order now for shpiping in spring 2025. No need to pay at this stage.
Orange Pippin Trees USA logoSpecialist fruit trees for your orchard or back-yard

Gin perry pear tree

Pyrus communis 'Gin'

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

Gin is an heirloom English perry pear variety from the traditional perry-growing area of Gloucestershire.

It can be used to produce a high quality perry, often with a floral note.

Gin perry pear trees for sale

You can pre-order now for spring 2025

  • Semi-standard 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
    Semi-vigorous rootstock

How to grow

Gin has reasonable resistance to scab and canker.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Gin characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • General resistanceAverage
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)Zone 6 (-23C)Zone 7 (-18C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849