Too bitter for fresh eating but very good for making a strong aromatic perry. Also suitable for cooking. Medium acidity, low tannin. (SG 1.069) Small roundish-pyriform yellowish fruit with a reddish blush.
Brandy was one of the pears used by James Marsden and Helen Woodman in the delicious perry we drank at their Gregg’s Pit Orchard in Herefordshire. Their press had a large flat grooved stone base that looked to be about 300 years old. It probably was.
Annual or tending to biennial. Medium-small spreading tree. Probably Z4.
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