A MID SEASON perry pear with high acids and low tannins. Origin: Traditional old English cultivar. The Huffcaps are a related group of cultivars with a distinct elliptical shape, protruding calyx end, and capacity forproducing a strong perry. The Yellow Huffcap may be the original Huffcap pear from which the others were derived. The name Huffcap may have come from a potent ale that could lift ones cap , or possibly from an alternate spelling Huffcup referring to lifting your cup when making a toast. Ripens mid-October in Englands West Midlands, mid September in western Oregon; must be shaken before ripe to prevent rottingon the tree. Tree: Mature tree is large with large spreading limbs. Very productive, but biennial bearing, slow to come into bearing; early flowering. Perry: Fruit milled within one week of harvest; juice ACIDITY 0.62, TANNINS 0.10, specific gravity1.064; contains a higher concentration of CITRIC ACID (>.3%) than most other perry pears; produces a consistently GOOD TO EXCELLENT full-flavoured vintage with moderate acids and low tannins.