[nafex] Re: pear rootstocks

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Wed Nov 15 08:50:44 EST 2000


Hawthorns are in the genus Crataegus.  Like apples and pears, they are pome
fruits, but there are differences in leaf shape, core structure, and more. 
It's a very diverse genus, with some having deeply lobed leaves (like some
of the commercial ornamental hawthorns, such as Paul's Scarlet), and various
other differences. Some grow in difficult places, like wet soils (even in
standing water). Generally they are smaller trees, or large bushes, compared
to apples or pears.  Many of the hawthornes are graft compatible with pears,
and in some cases, apples.  Fruit size ranges from pea size up to 2 inches
or more in diameter.  
This is a rough definition.
-Lon Rombough
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>From: Tom Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
>To: nafex at egroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
>Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2000, 5:34 AM
>

>Hello,
>
>What exactly is a Hawthorn?  Is a wild thorned apple a Hawthorn?
>
>Is Hawthorn a word of various meanings?
>
>Regards,
>Tom
>
>del stubbsrockyman wrote:
>
>> >From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
>> >Reply-To: nafex at egroups.com
>> >To: nafex at egroups.com
>> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
>> >Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:36:18 -0800
>> >
>> >There is variation in compatibility on hawthorn.  The native Crataegus
>> >douglasii here seems to accept most pears, but other species may not.  It
>> >might be necessary to use an interstem such as  Old Home on such species. I
>> >don't have the old article on disk - it was written in pre-processor days.
>> >-Lon Rombough
>> >-
>>
>>   Last year I tried grafting centennial and several unknown apples onto our
>> local hawthorns- the centennial stuck and one unknown,  then the deer got to
>> them this fall  ( i had stripped away most of the hawthorns vegatation to
>> force the graft,thus a dirth of those wonderful barbs)
>> Has anyone sucessfully grafted any apples into producton on hawthorn?
>> I'll be trying a couple dozen nova pear next year on hawthorn, and saving
>> those thorns!                               del, n. minnesota
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>> > >From: Tom Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
>> > >To: nafex at egroups.com
>> > >Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
>> > >Date: Tue, Nov 14, 2000, 7:31 AM
>> > >
>> >
>> > >Hello All,
>> > >
>> > >I was just reading through old Pomona's regarding pear
>> > >rootstock and thought I would toss this out.
>> > >
>> > >Lon Rombough wrote a good article on the subject titled
>> > >"Orchard On The Spot", in the winter issue of Pomona, 1995,
>> > >Vol. XXVI, No. 1.
>> > >
>> > >He offered wild Hawthorns can make excellant rootstocks for
>> > >pears.  Best of all they are usually free, and very hardy.
>> > >
>> > >Maybe Lon could post his article to this list (if he has it
>> > >stored on disk somewhere)?
>> > >
>> > >Just wanted to note this article and thank Lon for it, and
>> > >Bert for sending me some back issues of Pomana.
>> > >
>> > >Knowing this, there are are lot of Hawthorns I am going to
>> > >put to work in the pasture.  They have an unbeatable defense
>> > >that prevent the cattle from bothering them..
>> > >
>> > >Thanks again Lon.  There is GOLD in those old Pomona's!
>> > >
>> > >Regards,
>> > >Tom
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >--
>> > >Thomas Olenio
>> > >Ontario, Canada
>> > >Hardiness Zone 6a
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>>
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>Thomas Olenio
>Ontario, Canada
>Hardiness Zone 6a
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