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.
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