And yet more pear news from Jim Chapman who writes:
Three new pears discovered at Wick (near Arlingham) have now been named. One is now Zealous, which we have also found in Wales. This means the National Collection now covers the full A – Z of perry pears – from Arlingham Squash to Zealous!
The second is now Felix, because I always take the pears to shows in Felix cat boxes.
The third I am provisionally calling Island Gennet as it is a very early pear (Gennet) found at both Longney and Wick. I am checking whether Island is the best way to refer to the area between the Canal and Severn.
The first two featured in our record breaking display of 97 varieties at Hartpury recently.