[NAFEX] Pyrodwarf roostocks

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 20 20:52:02 EST 2005

Sorry, but the only academic-style evals I saw were abstracts of published 
studies which mentioned optimism about the pyrodwarfs.  (I figured I was 
luck to find even those-- considering the increasing fee-for-access to 
on-line academic journals!)  I posted these 2, below, because they had the 
longest descriptions of each type of pyrodwarf side by side.  It had been 
stated before on this list that there were 2 types similarly named, and it 
seemed logical to supply some info.

I would very much like to see a bigger better chart of performance relative 
to other pear rootstocks!  Can anyone find & post one?

And ham or goose would be more seasonal.

----Original Message Follows----
From: natelson
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pyrodwarf roostocks
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 18:48:01 -0600 (CST)

Nursery cataloge descriptions always sound nice - that is by design and
how the nursery sells the product.  Frequently, nothing is further from
the truth.  One wonders how it is that there are numerous articles
published on the comparative performance of the Cornell-Geneva series of
apple rootstocks, for example, and yet you cite nothing on the Pyrodwarf
rootstocks in test block comparisons with other pear rootstocks and for
various pear cultivars - just cataloge descriptions.  Pyrodwarf has been
available now for several years.  Where is the beef?

 > [tc's previous:]
 > I got curious enough to google these.  To save you the digging thru
 > choices, here are the best/easiest 2 references I found:
 > http://www.cbnllc.com/pears.html
 > http://www.c-onursery.com/other_pears.html
 > The pyrodwarfs look interesting, from the above & the scattered tidbits I
 > read in the other google choices.

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