[NAFEX] hawthorn for pear

Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Sat Jan 17 21:24:38 EST 2004

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> I was talking to a neighbor who mentioned his grandfather had grafted a pear
 on a red hawthorn that is in his orchard and is over 100 years old.
> I'm wondering if this is possible? And do they make good rootstock? Are they
> useable with apples or anything else?

I've got several pears grafted onto seedling hawthorn(C.crus-galli) rootstocks.  Some are 3-4 years old, now, but no fruit yet.  I've also grafted mayhaws and quince onto hawthorn.

Lucky Pittman
Hopkinsville, KY 

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