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Pear/Perry Pear Identification Workshop

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pear/Perry Pear Identification Workshop with Jim Chapman.

Funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project/Heritage Lottery Fund

Arrive from 9.30 – tea/coffee available throughout day

  • 10-10.45 introduction to pears generally – dessert, baking and perry and others that might be met e.g. decorative
  • 11-11.30 introduction and use of manuals and keys to dessert and culinary pears, use of manuals and new approach to keys to perry pears
  • 11.45-12.30 practical workshop identifying examples (provided) using manuals and keys, with opportunity to view for comparison extensive display of named perry pears

Light lunch followed by optional afternoon with;

  • question and answers
  • walk around National Collection
  • further opportunity to identify your own perry pears

There will also be an opportunity in the afternoon to deal with specific queries about planting/growing/identifying and using perry pears (not in detail about perry making, just choice of varieties etc).

3.00pm end

Do bring your own manuals/guides (not essential!), but we will provide sufficient copies of Jim Arbury’s guide to pears, Charles Martell’s guide to perry pears, Keys to identification of pears from Hogg, Bunyard, (Marlaud approach) and Luckwill and Pollard and Supplementary notes on identification

Please bring a notebook and pencil, appropriate weather attire and boots.

Booking (essential) via Ann Smith (GOT Coordinator) or

Maximum of 16 but if we are very oversubscribed, Jim Chapman will try to run a second workshop.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let Ann know. There will be some vegetarian rolls anyway, but it would be helpful to know in advance.

Jim owns and manages the National Perry Pear Centre/Hartpury Orchard Centre. This is the first of its kind for perry pears and promises to be a fascinating event!


Saturday, September 16th, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hartpury Orchard Centre
Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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