Vicar of Winkfield


Season: Mid-season
Harvest: October
Ripe: December – February
Origin: Villers-en Brenne, France c 1760
Pollination group: C
Description: A very old cooking pear which produces an attractive vigorous tree

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Vicar of Winkfield pear was found as a wild seedling growing in a wood near Villers-en Brenne, France c 1760. It was named after Rev Rham of Winkfield, Berkshire who first introduced the variety to Britain. Large, long calabasse shaped fruit. Smooth, green to yellowish green skin.

Slight brownish flush and some russet patches. Dry, pale yellow flesh. Quite sharp with little flavour in the autumn. Best used for cooking but can also be used as a dessert pear in the winter.

Additional information


Semi-dwarfing Quince C, Semi-vigorous Pyrodwarf, Semi-vigorous Quince A


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