photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century farm

Period Fruit—Pear and Plum Seasonality

Pears

VarietyKnown byIn SeasonUseProduction
Black WorcesterRoman ? 1575Nov-MarchCookLarge
Old WardenTudorNov-MarchCookMedium
Bishops ThumbTudor?Oct-NovEat or CookMedium
Jargonell1629
EatSmall
Robin1664?Sept-OctEatSmall
Beure Brun

EatSmall
Bergamot D’autome1629?
EatSmall
Thorn
SeptPerryMedium
Taynton Squash
SeptPerryMedium
Red
SeptPerryMedium
Wild


N

Plums & Related Varities

VarietyKnown byIn SeasonUseProduction
Old English Greengage
Early SeptCook or EatSmall
Primative Greengage

Cook or EatSmall
Claude de Mašon
Greengage

Cook or EatSmall





Black BullaceTudorSept/OctCookLarge
White Bullacce

CookSmall
Langley Bullace1902Late SeptCook or EatLarge





Grayhill Damson
Sept-OctCook or EatLarge
Farleigh Damson1820Sept
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Early Orleans Plum1600AugEatLarge
Orleans Plum1600Late AugEatSmall
Mirabolam Plum1400?
Cook or EatSmall
Michaelmas Plum

CookMedium

Pear Bishops

Bishops Thumb