Brandy Pear Scionwood


Brandy Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Medium-sharp perry pear. Southwest England, about 1820.

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.

924 Brandy
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L 924 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 924 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood