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Black Worcester

Culinary/Perry pear

Pyrus communis L.

Grown in Worcester before 1575 and is believed to be the pear on Worcester City coat of arms. It is also thought that Black Worcester is the original

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the National Collection® of Perry Pears (Humblebee Park)

Accession No.
1935 - 054

Accession name
Black Worcester
Flowering time  ›››
18th April10% flowering
22nd AprilFull (80%) flowering
3rd May90% petal fall
medium 1
round/ovoid/conical 1
Ground Colour
green 1
Over Colour
red/dark red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
high (51-75%) 1
Flesh Colour
cream 1
177.00 g 1
Stalk Angle
straight 1
Stalk Curve
very weak 1
Stalk Thickness
thin-medium 1
Stalk Length
medium-long 1
Eye Aperture
open 1
Stalk Length
medium-long mm 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.