[NAFEX] Looking for pear rootstock
marillen at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 5 21:15:29 EDT 2008
You can get small quantities of pear rootstock from One Green World & Raintree Nursery. Google will send you to their web sites.
I recommend against 333. It reduces fruit size and is slower to come into bearing than OHxF 513. I've used it when I'm desparate & it's been OK, but it is far from my favorite.
Time till fruiting is highly dependent on the scion as well as the rootstock and the orchard management. With any scion/stock combination, if you want faster fruit, prune almost none until the first fruiting (remove only dead, diseased & severly crossing limbs after the initial pruning when the tree is planted). Festoon and pinch in the summer instead. Fertilize lightly, but make sure they grow well.
Best of luck,
>From: Dan Durica <dandurica at hotmail.com>
>Sent: Apr 1, 2008 2:23 PM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Looking for pear rootstock
>I'm looking for a dwarfing, blight resistant rootstock to buy in smaller quantities. I was looking at OHxF333 but cannot find anywhere that sells in small bundles like 10 trees. Also, does anyone know how many years to bearing for this rootstock?
>Thanks for any help you can offer.
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