[NAFEX] Re: Successful Grafts?

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Mar 30 19:59:12 EST 2004

Pears will make compatible grafts on Winter Banana.  It will vary some with
variety, just the way not all pears are compatible on quince.  However,
Oregon State U. did an experiment in which Asian pears were grafted on an
interstem of Winter Banana apple, on M26 rootstock, and the trees were
healthy and productive for five years, with no sign of rejection.
   Pears are also compatible with many species of hawthorn.


A pear will survive on apple rootstock.  The question is how long will it

Apples and pears are in the same family.  However, given time the rootstock
will reject the scion.  It could take years depending on overall

My great grandmother grafted a pear branch onto an apple tree and ate many a
pear from it, but it did not last too many years.

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