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Black Worcester Pear

Fruit

Large round pear of dark red-purple colour. Sharp, bitter and inedible until cooked. Known to have grown in Worcester before 1575 when Queen Elizabeth I admired them at Whystone Farm. It appears on the coat of arms of the city of Worcester.


Worcester Black Pear. On a tree at Hartlebury Castle
Image: Bob Embleton



Arms of the City of Worcester



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