Another local variety which is sadly becoming rare is the Tettenhall Dick which produces a small dry pear and dates from before the 18th century.
There is local saying ‘Tettenhall Dicks are as hard as bricks’. Outside of the Midlands, these pears are known as Perry pears.
There are also traditional varieties from Norfolk, the ‘Norfolk Beefing’ was used in Victorian times for making ‘Biffin Cakes’.
From France, there are the Pendyu Plat, Nonpareil apple and Devonshire Quarendon, which, despite its name, did originate in France
Of course, the best use of the orchard is to sit in the shade of the trees and simply relax.