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Gin Pear on OHxF 97 (Spring 2021)


A late-season, sharp perry pear from England.

This traditional English cider pear will grow vigorously when young and, although biennial tending, it crops heavily on its good years. Its habit is somewhat spreading and it is resistant to scab and canker. Gin is used exclusively in cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is small and globular with a skin that is green, flushed orange, and slightly russeted around the stem and calyx. The flesh contains some stone cells around the core. Gin keeps well for a perry pear, and it can be milled up to three weeks after harvest. The juice contains moderate tannins and acids. (From Brooks and Olmo: acidity 0.42, tannins 0.15, specific gravity 1.052; higher concentration of citric acid than other perry pears (>.3%).)

The Gin pear is among those perry pears that are named after alcoholic spirits, possibly to indicate the potency of the cider it produces.

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This traditional English cider pear will grow vigorously when young and, although biennial tending, it crops heavily on its good years. Its habit is somewhat spreading and it is resistant to scab and canker. Gin is used exclusively in cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is small and globular with a skin that is green, flushed orange, and slightly russeted around the stem and calyx. The flesh contains some stone cells around the core. Gin keeps well for a perry pear, and it can be milled up to three weeks after harvest. The juice contains moderate tannins and acids. (From Brooks and Olmo: acidity 0.42, tannins 0.15, specific gravity 1.052; higher concentration of citric acid than other perry pears (>.3%).)

The Gin pear is among those perry pears that are named after alcoholic spirits, possibly to indicate the potency of the cider it produces.

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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: Gloucestershire, England
Introduced in: 1800s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 09 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 97 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 35'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Pear Scab: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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