[NAFEX] pears and pollination
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Sun May 11 15:45:53 EDT 2008
Pear pollen may be unattractive to honeybees but you should see all the
native pollinators on my property partying big time around pear blossoms
even as many other kinds of fruit trees, weeds, and ornamentals are
blooming. Also, some pears can bare fruit carpenocarthically, I think
that's the word, anyway, without seeds, particulary in favorable weather.
Southern Ca. used to have a Bartlett pear industry years ago and they'd
often be grown in orchards with only that variety according to Childers. In
warm springs they seem to do the same here. Here Seckel pears almost always
have a good crop without any apparent source of cross-pollination. zone 6,
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