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Taynton Squash Pear

Taynton Squash Pear

History: Little is known about the origins of Taynton Squash. Its name is derived from the village of Taynton in England where it was discovered at the parish. It was possibly discovered at some point in the 17th century as writings on it from 1811 describe it as an old variety. It was noted at the time for producing an excellent perry although now it is considered rather average.

Why We Grow It: This ancient English perry pear produces 4-5cm round green fruits in heavy crops. They should be blet for two days at most before being turned into perry, of which they make an average quality single-variety perry. 

    Fruit Specs

    Recommended Use: Perry

    Fruit Size: Small

    Storage: Process within a couple days

    Harvest: September

    Perry Class: Class: Medium
    Sugar: SG 1.058
    Acidity: Medium, TA 4.5 g/L
    Tannins: Medium, 1.3 g/L
    Recommendations: Can be made into a single-variety perry of average quality
    *Information based on Medieval Cookery

    Growing Specs

    Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

    Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring.

    Flowering Time: Early

    Bloom Colour: White

    Pollination Requirements: Requires a pollinator of a different pear variety (European or Asian) that blooms around the same time

    Sun/Shade Requirements:

    Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

    General Growth Habits:

    Moderately vigorous and sturdy, tends to have heavy crops every other year. Very susceptible to scab.

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    Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

    Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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