[NAFEX] Asian pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) pollination
colleendaly at videotron.ca
Sat Mar 6 09:17:58 EST 2010
My (lone) Asian pear (variety unknown) set fruit without any
pollinators. I have since added a "regular" Flemish Beauty and a Clapp's.
and really can't notice that it made a big difference in the amount
of fruit setting on the Asian pear - perhaps a little better.
Peter Drevniok, Gatineau, Quebec zone 5
david.maxwell at dal.ca wrote:
> I have found conflicting information about the need for a pollinator for these. Are they self-
> fruitful? (One source said Shinseiki "tends to be self-fruitful", but other cultivars require a
> pollinator). Supplementary question: any comments on root stocks? (One source seems to
> suggest that European pear stocks work fine, but I have a vague recollection from the distant
> past of talk of incompatibilities.)
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