St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref L1

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Tree Type Pear
Variety William
Rootstock Wild pear
Date Planted 15 March 2010
Tree Description An irregular pale yellow fruit full of juice and deliciously flavoured. In good conditions a splendid fruitful tree, upright in growth. A September pear.
Comments William or William's. The original variety was Williams bon Chretien, dull green with a red blush. In the early 1700's choice Boncriton pears cost a surprising 1s 6d each.
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Now for Quinces, they are a fruit which by no means you may place near any other ... because their scent is so strong and piercing that it will enter into any fruit and clean take away his natural relish.   (Markham, The English Husbandman 1635)