If you are making pear cider (perry) or interested in stewing or bottling your pears, Cannock is handy little pear for doing all of those things. It can be eaten fresh if you store it for a good few weeks off the branch, but we don't recommend it if all you want is an eating pear. For making a really good, full bodied perry, Cannock should be blended with the juice of other perry varieties, like Hellens Early or Brandy.
Pollination Partners for Cannock:
To make fruit, all pear trees need to be pollinated by another variety. Cannock is in pollination group C.
This means that it will cross-pollinate with trees in groups B, C and D.
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for a full list of partners for Cannock.
Growing Cannock Pear Trees:
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 Cannock:
Cannock is an ancient variety that almost vanished; in the 1990's, there were thought to be only six trees left. It comes from the Forest of Dean area, where Cannock is old family name.