Brandy Pear Trees
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Description of Brandy Trees & Fruit:
Brandy pears are an old perry (pear cider) variety. You can brew a decent drink using just this pear, though it's best to mix in at least one other type of pear to get a really full bodied drink. The small, hard fruit have a ruddy brown flush. Brandy pear trees aren't very vigorous or spreading, which makes them ideal for tight spots or smaller gardens.
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Characteristics of Brandy Trees:
Pollination Partners for Brandy:
To make fruit, pear trees need to be pollinated by another variety. Brandy is in pollination group B.
This means that it will cross-pollinate with trees in groups A-C.
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for a full list of partners for Brandy.
Our Brandy Pear Tree maidens are grown on the Pyrodwarf rootstock (which isn't actually a dwarfing rootstock!) and will reach about 3.5 metres tall.
Growing Brandy Pear Trees:
Brandy can be affected by biennial cropping, which means that it will have a bumper crop one year and then a small crop the next. To reduce this effect, it pays to remove some of the fruit on a bumper year in June or July.
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good.
The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.
Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.
History & Parentage of Brandy:
This tree dates back to at least the 1800's and comes from Gloucestershire.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.