[NAFEX] Pear rootstock
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 29 18:46:54 EST 2002
My "off the Cuff" reaction is the different drought tolerance. My soil is
on the poor sandy side. This year was pretty dry, and I watched the leaves
gradually fall off the topwork, bare by early August. However, as I did my
autumn rounds, I found a nice 18" sprout-- still with leaves, from below the
graft. (Tree is in a spot where day-to-day I would see a big defoliation,
but wouldn't see the more reserved lower growth.)
If the OHxF has limited drought tolerance, would it reject the top work but
grow its own ? And hey I wish this pear would grow on the OHxF's, because
of all those advantages ! I would like to propagate this pear onto
something which will last !
Tanis Cuff, s.WI, zone 5 air, zone 4 soil
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>Subject: [NAFEX] Pear rootstock
>Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 20:04:28 -0800 (PST)
>On the OHxF series.
>Are all in the semi-dwarfing (12 - 15 foot tree) class in zone 6 and above
>. They perform relatively poorly in the warmer regions producing what
>amounts to bonsai trees in the warmer districts. All are fireblight
>resistant and are compatible with most if not all pear varieties.
>The have a minor sensitivity to drought when compared to bartlett or
>seedling stock. They all hold a decided advantage over Barltlett in that
>they are all fireblilght resistant. The OHxF series is also superior in
>regard to "pear decline".
>Frankly for those in the northern climates I cannot imagine why you would
>not use one of the OHxF clones over bartlett, winter nelis or seedling
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