An EARLY-MID season SCAB-RESISTANT perry pear with low acids and tannins. Origin: Grown south of Gloucester, England in the 1800s; propagated and distributed by Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, England in the early 1900s. Ripens early October in England s West Midlands, late September in western Oregon; easily shaken from tree. Tree: Mature tree is medium to large, with compact growth, acute branch angles, distinc spurs, tends toward biennial bearing; PRECOCIOUS BEARING; late flowering; fruit scab rare. Perry: Fruit milled 1-3 weeks after harvest; juice ACIDITY 0.28, TANNINS 0.09, SPECIFIC GRAVITY 1.052; produces a pleasant low acid, low tannin vintage of average quality. Zones 4-9.