[NAFEX] Pear Rootstocks

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 23 16:00:36 EST 2002

May I repeat that I've had experience with ONE pear cultivar doing much 
better on 'Bartlett' rootstock than on an OHxF.  I'm about 30 miles due 
north of you, in rather poor, droughty soil.

Tanis Cuff

>From: "Ed Forest" <edforest55 at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Pear Rootstocks
>Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 00:29:50 +0000
>It seems that the OH X F series only occassionally dwarfs the scion 
>cultivar and not significantly.
>Still, compared to P. communis seedlings, they are said to be more 
>resistant to FB.
>So I have a couple questions:
>Do the OH X F induce earlier bearing?
>Are they worth the extra cost over standard rootstocks?
>Aside from rootstocks from other . . . 'genera' (the plural of 'genus' 
>escapes me) quince, and pyrodwarf, what pear rootstocks do you nafexers 
>prefer for zones 5 or lower?
>Thanks much
>Kevin Bradley
>2201 Carling Dr #5
>Madison, WI 53711
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