[NAFEX] Let new grafts set fruit?

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 29 09:46:32 EDT 2005

Good ideas.  Thanks.  I would assume that with most of 3 seasons' growth 
before ripening fruit, a graft should be able to hold ONE pear.  But, these 
grafts didn't grow as well as I like: only 6-8" per year, not The Incredible 
Hulk success I sometimes see.

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From: "Rodney Eveland" <>
To: <nafex>
Subject: [NAFEX] Let new grafts set fruit?
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 21:25:37 -0600

I would suspect that breakage is the greatest danger.  At best I would
pick all but one or two of the pears on the grafted sections while
they are still young and probably the last one or two before they got
bigger than 2/3 size of a tennis ball.  Life is a gamble,  and their
weight combined with a possible strong wind could cause serious loss....

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