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Yellow Huffcap Pear Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A traditional midseason perry pear of high quality from England.

The mature tree is large with spreading limbs, and it is moderately scab resistant. It is slow to come into bearing, but very productive once established. Fruit will need to be thinned to maintain annual cropping. Yellow Huffcap is used exclusively for perry; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

This midseason pear is small and elliptical with green-yellow skin that is russet around the stem. The flesh is yellowish and contains some grit. Yellow Huffcap should be harvested slightly underripe as fruit will cling to the trees and rot. It should be milled within a week of harvest. It yields a medium sharp juice that contains a higher concentration of citric acid than most perry pears, and produces an excellent full-flavored vintage with moderate acids and low tannins. (From Brooks and Olmo: juice acidity 0.62, tannins 0.10, specific gravity1.064.)

The Huffcaps are a related group of pears with a distinct elliptical shape, protruding calyx end, and capacity for producing a strong perry. The Yellow Huffcap may be the original Huffcap pear from which the others were derived. The name Huffcap might refer to a potent brew that could "huf (raise) one's cap," or it might be an alternate spelling of "Huffcup," referring to lifting your cup when making a toast. The first recorded mention of this pear is from 1811.

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Quantity Yellow Huffcap Pear Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$12.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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The mature tree is large with spreading limbs, and it is moderately scab resistant. It is slow to come into bearing, but very productive once established. Fruit will need to be thinned to maintain annual cropping. Yellow Huffcap is used exclusively for perry; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

This midseason pear is small and elliptical with green-yellow skin that is russet around the stem. The flesh is yellowish and contains some grit. Yellow Huffcap should be harvested slightly underripe as fruit will cling to the trees and rot. It should be milled within a week of harvest. It yields a medium sharp juice that contains a higher concentration of citric acid than most perry pears, and produces an excellent full-flavored vintage with moderate acids and low tannins. (From Brooks and Olmo: juice acidity 0.62, tannins 0.10, specific gravity1.064.)

The Huffcaps are a related group of pears with a distinct elliptical shape, protruding calyx end, and capacity for producing a strong perry. The Yellow Huffcap may be the original Huffcap pear from which the others were derived. The name Huffcap might refer to a potent brew that could "huf (raise) one's cap," or it might be an alternate spelling of "Huffcup," referring to lifting your cup when making a toast. The first recorded mention of this pear is from 1811.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: Perry

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: green
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: England
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after Bartlett

Diseases & Pests

Pear Scab: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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Winnal's Longdon Pear 2024 0
Brandy Pear 2024 0
Gin Pear 2024 0
Hendre Huffcap Pear 2024 0
Butt Pear 2024 0

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