[nafex] Pear Rootstock

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Mar 11 22:24:28 EST 2002


Very true.  I have some pears on Crataegus douglasii (a local native
species) that I grafted about 30 years ago.  Bartlett and Fall Butter are
barely semi-dwarf, though Old Home is nearly the height of a standard tree.
-Lon Rombough
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>From: "H.Dessureault" <inter.verbis at atreide.net>
>To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Pear Rootstock
>Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2002, 5:55 PM
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>Hi Doreen,
>I started grafting my pears on Hawthorn two years ago. The scions take is
>really good and the growth too. Hawthorn are smaller than pear trees so I
>expect some dwarfing and I have never seen Hawthorn with fireblight.
>Hélène
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>From: Doreen Howard <doreenh at ticon.net>
>To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
>Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 6:16 PM
>Subject: [nafex] Pear Rootstock
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>> Here is my dumb question for the week.  I came across the statement that
>> pears are usually grafted on to either dwarfing or fireblight-resistant
>> rootstock.  OK.  Sounds reasonable, but what are the exact rootstocks for
>> dwarfing a pear and for giving it fireblight resistance??
>> Doreen Howard
>> Zone 4b, frigid Wisconsin
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