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Hendre Huffcap Pear on OHxF 97 (Spring 2023)


A midseason, low tannin perry pear from England.

This tree is large, precocious, and productive. The crotch angles are typically wide, and the tree appears to be scab resistant. Hendre Huffcap is extremely productive, and fruit thinning will often be necessary to prevent limb breakage. This variety is used exclusively for perry production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Hendre Huffcap is a small, elliptical pear that ripens midseason. The skin is green-yellow with a slight orange flush and some russeting around the stem and calyx. Stone cells are concentrated around the core and near the calyx. The fruit should be milled within two weeks of harvest, and it yields a light, high-quality juice that is low in tannin. (From Brooks and Olmo: juice acidity 0.37, tannins 0.08, specific gravity 1.059.)

The Hendre Huffcap is related to, but distinct from the Yellow Huffcap. The name Huffcap may have come from a potent ale that could "lift ones cap," or it might refer to the act of lifting your cup when making a toast.

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This tree is large, precocious, and productive. The crotch angles are typically wide, and the tree appears to be scab resistant. Hendre Huffcap is extremely productive, and fruit thinning will often be necessary to prevent limb breakage. This variety is used exclusively for perry production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Hendre Huffcap is a small, elliptical pear that ripens midseason. The skin is green-yellow with a slight orange flush and some russeting around the stem and calyx. Stone cells are concentrated around the core and near the calyx. The fruit should be milled within two weeks of harvest, and it yields a light, high-quality juice that is low in tannin. (From Brooks and Olmo: juice acidity 0.37, tannins 0.08, specific gravity 1.059.)

The Hendre Huffcap is related to, but distinct from the Yellow Huffcap. The name Huffcap may have come from a potent ale that could "lift ones cap," or it might refer to the act of lifting your cup when making a toast.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: Perry

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Gloucesteshire, 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

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 97 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Pear Scab: 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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