Here is a pear who must be in the running for 'Most Funky Name'. Especially considering that it is also known as 'Lumberscull'. Should you perchance attempt to eat one, you would likely question the sanity of the person who planted the tree! Hendre Huffcap is part of a venerable class of snobby British varieties used for the production of perry, which is the pear equivalent of apple cider. These pears are thought to have been introduced to England by the Romans about 2000 years ago. Hendre Huffcap is described as being 'one of the very best vintage varieties of perry pear with all the desirable orchard properties'. The golf ball sized fruit is sweet but astringent, with low acidity and low tannin. The reliable, productive tree seems to adapt well to North American conditions.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: EARLY OCT.