[NAFEX] pears with thorns?
aatopgunaa at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 3 22:41:06 EDT 2003
Don't you have fireblight in KY? I have not seen a bearing Bartlett in the
south - there may be some - I just have not seen any in 71 years.
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Subject: [NAFEX] pears with thorns?
> Hi, I am new to the list and to NAFEX, have a minifarm in Kentucky and
> establishing a small mixed orchard.
> About 7 yrs ago, I grew a seedling pear from a tree in Ohio that had
> (yeah, I know...now.). The tree has done well, vigorous, hardy, leaves
> oval and serrated than cultivated pears, and has 1 1/2 inch needle sharp
> thorns . It has never flowered so it may be a sterile hybrid of who knows
> Does anyone know if wild pears or some existing cultivars have thorns?
> in Kentucky, I consider nasty thorns a real plus for a fruit tree. Deer
> pressure is unbelievable here. I grafted the tree last year with bartlett
> with potomac and moonglow this year.
> Grafts have done terrific, and actually have bartlett pears this year.
> zone 6
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