Pear - Gorham

Gorham Pear

Pyrus communis
A good dual purpose pear with sweet musky flavour.

Origin: USA 1910

Pollination:  Gorham is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Gorham Pear Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Gorham

Raised in 1910 by Richard Wellington at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, USA from a cross between Williams Bon Chretien and Josephine de Malines.

Small to medium sized fruit. Very variable conical to pyriform shape. Greenish yellow skin with variable amounts of fine brown russetting. Creamy white, juicy, smooth textured flesh. Sweet with a musky flavour. A good dessert variety but also useful for cooking.

Upright tree of moderate vigour. Reliable, moderate to good cropper. Recommended as a good pollinator for Doyenne du Comice.

Main characteristics of Gorham

Use Dual Cul & Des
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Sep
Season of use  Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Williams Bon ChretienJosephine de Malines