[NAFEX] grafting pears onto apple?

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sun Sep 21 09:56:17 EDT 2008


Thanks.  That might do it for my son.

On a related note, if I managed to find room for one pear tree, would  
you recommend grafting a branch of another pear onto it for pollen?   
Like, could I put a branch of seckel onto a luscious?

Ginda

On Sep 21, 2008, at 9:49 AM, Ed Fackler wrote:

> Ginda:
>
>      Literally one can graft pear to apple, but within a relatively  
> short period of time the graft will break which is called delayed  
> incompatibility.  Many years ago I grafted many pear varieties to  
> various apple rootstocks with the idea that I could find a better  
> dwarfing stock for pear.  However within a couple of years they all  
> broke and/or died.
>
>      Hope this helps.
>
> ed
>
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us> wrote:
> Can pears be grafted onto apple?  My son is lobbying for a pear,
> preferably something that might bear before he leaves home for
> college in a few years.  Also, I'm not sure I have room for another
> tree.
>
> Ginda
> eastern MA, zone 6
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