[NAFEX] Pears for Gord

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Fri Mar 28 00:05:25 EST 2003

Hello Gord,
In Quebec, zone 4, I am very pleased with Harrow Delight pear. Luscious and
Summercrisp appear hardy here but haven't started production yet - I can't
comment on their quality. Flemish Beauty is also highly recommended,
however it is not resistant to fire blight - at my orchard, my Flemish B.
tree is doing very well, but I have never had any occurence of blight here.
More details in the note I wrote in Pomona - I think it was in the summer
2002 issue.
As of apricots, I tried Morden 604 and Brookcot - both died quickly.
Dormancy problem it seems...

Claude Jolicoeur

A 18:00 03.03.27 -0500, vous avez écrit :
>We'll probably spend more time debating the appropriateness of this e-mail
>than actually discussing the subject matter.  I agree with Lon, but suggest
>we ignore it and focus on fruit related discussions.  Which brings me to a
>question about Pears and Apricots.  Looking for northern hardy pear and
>apricot varieties that can survive zone 5 (-30 C winter temps), that are
>fire blight resistant (doesn't have to be immune) and have good to great
>flavour.  How bout Luscious and Summercrisp?
>Gord Hawkes
>Log Cabin Orchard
>Osgoode, ON
>Canada, Eh?

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