[NAFEX] Shipova & Bagging Asian Pears
gardendiva at charter.net
Tue Feb 14 11:40:52 EST 2006
Does anyone grow shipova? And, yes, Lee, I've read the chapter in your book
on it! If you grow it, how much pruning do you do in late winter? From the
looks of my tree and from what I've read, the scaffolds should grow wide on
their own. Have you had to weigh down branches to achieve wide crotches or
notch buds or anything else? Have you had problems with fire blight? BTW,
my shipova is on dwarfing stock and has been in the ground almost a year.
The theory is that is should fruit sooner than the normal 7-8 years.
My second question. Has anyone tried bagging Asian pears? The apple
bagging experiment I did last year was 100 percent successful. I'm
wondering if Asian pears will benefit, too.
Any and all advise is appreciated.
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