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Perry Pear : BRANDY Large Semi-Dwarf (OHxF97)


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Brandy belongs to a venerable class of snobby British varieties, used for the production of perry, which is the equivalent of apple cider. This particular tree hails from West Gloucestershire. Among the cider varieties used in England in the 1800s, Brandy has remained one of the most popular with perry makers ever since. The tree itself is sturdy and vigorous, but naturally compact, and starts bearing at a young age. Here in North America it has proven to be highly resistant to scab, mildew, rust, and especially fireblight. When the fruit is pressed, Brandy yields a dark, aromatic, mild vintage, but the small, roundish pears are not recommended for fresh eating.


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Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.

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