[NAFEX] cold-hardy pear question

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Wed Aug 11 19:36:35 EDT 2004


Try Luscious, a perfumed pear of South Dakota origin.  Similar to Bartlett,
only much more flavourfull.

Steve H. WI
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Fackler" <efackler at woh.rr.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 5:16 PM
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] cold-hardy pear question


> Lucky:
>
>      As grown in So. Indiana it simply never developed any notable flavor
or
> it was similar to Moonglow in most seasons.
>
> ed
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Lucky Pittman
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 5:46 PM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> 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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