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Postby Big Guy » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:31 pm

I will have to pick these soon

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Postby Mike D » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:22 pm

I'm just turning 35lbs of 'em into Perry (pear cider) as I write...just having a break from the fruit press!
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Postby georgebaker » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:03 pm

Hi Mike
I am about 8 miles from you and have problems growing pears. Any advice?

Love the idea of perry, how are you doing it? Demijohns?

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Postby Mike D » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:08 pm

Hi George,

I'm no pear grower unfortunately, I got mine off my dad, so I can't really give any advice :(

I've never done perry before, and the recipe I have is to just place all the juice in demijohns and leave for about 6 months to ferment.

I got the recipe from here..

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/scrumpy/cider/ - click on the left button marked Perry
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Postby georgebaker » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:10 am

Hi
I have researched this before and met a man who produced 50 gallons from conference's

Apparently they take a long time to clear

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Postby Batman » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:55 pm

George, I'm assuming that the tress are growing okay but not fruiting. If so then just a couple of things to think about pollination. Firstly they flower earlier than apples so try to avoid planting in a frost pocket otherwise you will get no fruit. Also like pears most varieties are not self fertile so need another pear variety near, some are also triploids which mean you need 3 compatible varieties for successful pollination.
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Postby georgebaker » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:21 am

Hi
thanks

Done all of those things but still trying. After I planted the pears the local council Arberculturist (Spl?) told me Manchester was marginal for pears

Are you a member (or even heard of ) The Northern Fruit Group?

Met up it a couple of them last week who told me I MAY have Fire Blight as well


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Postby beardedwonder5 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:37 am

Two questioms. Do your trees flower? Do the petals fall off, or the whole flower bud?
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Postby Mike D » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:48 pm

I got 9.5 ltrs of pear juice from 35lbs of pears. Straight into demijohns and it is now fermenting! :D
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Postby saucisson » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:27 pm

saucisson writing on another forum wrote:
Depending how juicy they are you might get up to 8 or 9 litres of juice out of them...

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I wasn't too far out then 8) Well done for exceeding my estimate, that must be a good press :)

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