Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees

Hendre Huffcap
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Hard cider

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

Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees bare-root
OHxF 87 rootstock
Large (10ft-16ft) mature height
$29.00

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


How to grow

Hendre Huffcap tends to be a large tree (depending on the rootstock). It will readily over-crop, causing broken branches, so thinning is advisable in June.  The fruit falls easily from the tree when ripe.

It is generally untroubled by disease.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

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

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Juice style: Sweet (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • 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

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom