dtv at mwt.net
Thu Feb 10 09:29:58 EST 2005
On Feb 9, 2005, at 2:34 PM, Doreen Howard wrote:
> I have some questions that hopefully those who have grown Shipova can
> answer. Will this dwarf version fruit earlier?
Mine is has been in the ground for 3 years & hasn't flowered yet. But
then last year was the first year that it put on a bit of noticeable
> Also, is fireblight a problem?
Haven't had a problem yet, tho I have Flemish Beauty nearby that I've
been removing little bits of fireblight affected wood so we'll see if
it crosses over.
> I have three other pears in my orchard. Two are Asians and the other
> is Le Nain Vert, a 15th century miniature. None of them seem have
> fireblight problems. There are Mountain ash trees in the neighborhood
> (mine was hit by lightning, split in two and was removed last June).
> So, I think I have pollination covered.
Yikes, I was under the impression that these were self-fruitful. No
other mountain ash anywhere tho I have a bunch of other pear varieties
in the area.
SW WISC | Zone 4
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