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Gorham



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.  Pollination partners

Gorham pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Gorham tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Gorham tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Gorham tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Gorham pear trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Disease resistanceScab - Very resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date23
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageJosephine de Malines
Williams Bon Chretien