[NAFEX] Pyrus Betulaefolia
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Oct 28 19:32:45 EDT 2005
I don't believe anyone is growing it commercially. My trees are
something I was going to use for a special experiment. The experiment
was never done, but was intended as a way to produce grafted trees in
one year, versus two or three the usual way. Wayne doesn't sell his
stuff, either. I don't know if the NCGR has trees or just the original
seed in storage.
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On Oct 28, 2005, at 2:53 PM, tanis cuff wrote:
Will there be enough of this material available soon enough that we
start planning to grow it, for grafting or just regional trials?
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From: "Lon J. Rombough" <
To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pyrus Betulaefolia
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:28:30 -0700
Most of the commercial P. bet. was originally collected from the
part of the range and lacks winter hardiness. There IS cold hardy
from the northern part of the range that is hardy to -40 or more, but
not sold commercially. I spent some time at the National Clonal
Repository at Corvallis, OR where the pear collection is kept and got a
little seed of some of the cold hardy stuff. I don't live in a cold
but I sent some to Wayne Fuhr in Canada and he reported that the
took some extremely cold temperatures with no more than a little tip
to some of the shoots. I have a few of the trees and most are small,
almost shrubby things, with the tallest no more than about 12 to 15 feet
tall. That's the mature height. They have potential as dwarf stocks,
not cold hardy stocks, if they were propagated.
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