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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Black Worcester'
Pyrus communis 'Black Worcester' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Pear 'Black Worcester'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: purple & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: 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.

other notes:
Originated in Worcestershire, UK, in the 16th century
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