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Hendre Huffcap perry pear tree

Hendre Huffcap
Hendre Huffcap is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • 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.

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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

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.

History

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

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