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Winnals Longdon perry pear tree

Pyrus communis 'Winnals Longdon'

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider

Winnal's Longdon is a heavy-cropping perry pear which produces a low tannin perry.  The pears are small and greenish-yellow.

Winnals Longdon perry pear trees for sale

  • 1Large 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
    OHxF 87 rootstock
  • 2Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    OHxF 97 rootstock

How to grow

Winnal's Longdon is easy to grow, and can be pollinated by many other European pear varieties.

The main issue is a tendency to biennial bearing - you can prevent this by making sure you thin the fruitlets in late May, especially if there has been a heavy fruit set.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Winnal's Longdon was raised by Mr Winnal of Woodfield in the county of Herefordshire in the west of England in the 1790s.

Winnals Longdon characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colorGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeSmall