[NAFEX] Asian pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) pollination
cutts at cuttsreviews.com
Sat Mar 6 19:23:05 EST 2010
I remember reading recently about a couple varieties that are self-fruitful
but there was a warning that in colder climates, they may not pollinate well.
I'm glad to see they are doing well in Quebec.
I solved the problem by buying a tree that has four varieties grafted onto it.
> 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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