[NAFEX] looking for Mericourt and other pears
arboretum at homeorchardsociety.org
Thu Nov 22 12:47:18 EST 2007
i have scions for winter nelis i could send you. respond off-line if
you are interested in trading.
On Nov 21, 2007, at 9:14 PM, Donna &/or Kieran wrote:
> I've decided that since pears like our soil and apples don't, then
> I'll just have to find pears that come in early and late and with
> as much variation as possible. I have some Europeans and some
> Asians, some have cropped. I have plenty of rootstocks, it seems a
> shame to order trees but I might wind up doing it. Variety and
> nursery recommendations would be appreciated. I know Seckel is
> supposed to be high quality, but I have never really liked the
> astingency of the skin on those few I've eaten. On the other hand,
> I guess that would be a plus for making wine. I have seen some
> incomplete lists of bloom times. Late bloomers would be a good
> idea. I have these already:
> Twentieth Century collected locally, I really like this one
> Tenn ditto very nice pear, though it
> doesn't seem to keep long. Does anyone know anything about it???
> Korean Giant
> Ayers bought tree this year
> Warren bought tree 12 years ago and it
> finally bloomed just in time for the Big Easter Freeze
> probably Kieffer local source
> Duchess one bud took this year
> Duchess Bronzee ditto
> Magness one small branch
> I'd like:
> Mericourt - 1938 Tennessee introduction that sounds really good
> Winter Nelis
> Moonglow? Is it really good?
> Thanks! Donna
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