[NAFEX] cold-hardy pear question

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Wed Aug 11 19:34:46 EDT 2004


My Nova was badly damaged at -43 F or so.  The crotches and trunk seem less
hardy than the branches.  Perhaps top-working it onto a hardier scaffold
would help here in zone 3.  I've not done that yet--there just isn't time in
the day.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI  USDA zone 3


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lucky Pittman" <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 4:45 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] cold-hardy pear question


> Folks,
> This request for information has been hanging out at one of the forums I
> frequent for a few days.  Thought maybe some of you folks up the real
> frigid north could shed some light or make some suggestions.
>
> "I am interested in some of the pear varieties offered by St. Lawrence
> Nursery, a nursery that specializes in cold-hardy pears. I haven't heard
of
> any of their varieties, although I know the nursery enjoys an excellent
> reputation. Has anyone had any experience with 'Nova' or any of their
other
> varieties? I need, in order of importance:
>
> 1. Generally robust tree, but not necessarily fire-blight resistant. (not
a
> problem around here).
>
> 2. Excellent, melting eating quality, i.e. no canning expected.
>
> 3. Attractive appearance, especially in bloom an in fall foliage.
>
> 3. Fairly, but not hugely cold-hardy.
>
> 4. Late bloom desirable, although I know there isn't much to choose from
> with pears. "
>
> Thanks for your input...
>
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