Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Gorham pear is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Gorham is an upright growing tree that is healthy and easy to manage. Gorham ripens as a second early Pear and is often selected for the perfect flavour.
Gorham Pear Tree – season
Harvest from mid September and keep for about 5 days before consuming.
Gorham Pear – appearance
Somewhat oval olive green, slightly covered in russet, yellowing slightly on ripening. Small to medium sized fruits of good even quality.
Pure white tender, melting flesh, lots of juice and a lightly musky very sweet taste. Often considered one of the finest dessert pears.
Gorham Pear – Pollination
Gorham is in pollination group ‘C’ so will partner well with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Williams bon Chretien