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St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref M5

Tree Details   
Grid Ref
M5
Tree Type Pear
Variety Doyenne de Comice
Rootstock Wild pear
Date Planted 18 March 2010
Tree Description A large golden fruit with light russetting and sometimes red flushed. Can be unreliable. Vigorous upright growth. A November pear.
Comments Suggested by EK. The queen of pears, acknowledged by all to have no near rivals. Buttery, melting flesh and an exquisite flavour.
Orchard Map
If you gather not by hand (which is Tedious) Lay a truss of straw beneath the Tree and over that a blanket, discretely shaking them down, not to many at a time   (Cook, The Making of Cider 1678)