Publications

A number of publications are available from the National Perry Pear Centre:

Pears of Gloucestershire and Perry Pears of the Three Counties

Pears of Gloucestershire and Perry Pears of the Three Countiesby Charles Martell (2013)
Volume 1 of the Gloucestershire Pomona series
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-0-9
Hardback £33.50
Softback £23.50

Description and colour photographs of the varieties in the National collection (209pp + index)

This book is a by-product of the hunt to track down and propagate the many varieties of ‘lost’ perry pears which are now to be found growing in the National Perry Pear Collections at Hartpury and Malvern. After many years of painstaking research, Charles has published the most up-to-date and complete reference book on the perry pears of the Three Counties, the main perry growing district of Britain. It includes pictures, drawings and full botanical descriptions of all the varieties which are still known to exist. It also includes information on many that are thought to be lost or extinct, together with alternative names and history of each variety.Buy Now

 

Native Apples of Gloucestershire

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by Charles Martell (2014)
Volume 3 of the Gloucestershire Pomona series
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-1-6
Hardback £43.50
Softback £23.50

Description and colour photographs of the varieties in the Gloucestershire collection (242pp + index)Buy Now

Memories of Life as an Itinerant

Memories of Life as an Itinerantby Martin Hayes (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-2-3
Softback £10.00

Drawing on his personal experiences as an itinerant, Martin describes life on the road and work in the field, providing a highly colourful description of a rapidly changing countryside (54pp)Buy Now

 

Orchards – Those Other Industries

Orchards - Those Other Industriesby Jim Chapman (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-3-0
Softback £8.00

Jim briefly considers how the availability of transport and a market, the mill and press and the development of the glass bottle have supported orchards and affected the choice of fruit grown (pp35)Buy Now

Hartpury Orchard Trail leaflet Perry Pear leaflet

Hartpury Orchard Trail publicationsHartpury Orchard pack: £2.00Buy Now