Perthyre (1920s, Monmouthshire)
History & Discovery
(Monmouth pre 1920)
Originating from Monmouth (pre 1920), this fruit tree is a well known mild bitter-sweet apple.
The fruit produces an excellent single variety cider. It is often used as a cooker due to its pear-like flavour.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
If you want your fruit tree to remain smaller than its eventual tree size, simply prune back in the summer.
(Unsure about summer pruning? Check out our video guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlF_ekXp5PA)
Pollination Group C (Will pollinate with group B)
Bilingual product label and small “Welsh to the Core!” tie-on label (left) included.