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Pyrus communis 'Black Worcester'
common name: Pear 'Black Worcester'
purple & green
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Old historic pear variety producing large greenish fruit that ripens with a dark purplish flush. Late season cropping.
Moist well drained soil in sun. Performs best in slightly warmer conditions then apples. Also crops a bit earlier, in late summer or early autumn.
Pollination group C
Mainly used for cooking, may also be used in the making of perry.
Originated in Worcestershire, UK, in the 16th century