[NAFEX] pear compatibility

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 28 16:27:10 EST 2005

Sorry to be slow on the uptake.  I just stumbled on some info another lister 
sent me: this summer get softwood cuttings from the desired pear; root 
these; instant pear tree-- the resultant desired pear tree will be own-root. 
  This root system may not be ideal, but it might be better than NO roots, 
from poor graft success.

----Original Message Follows----
From: derry and bill
To: nafex <>
Subject: [NAFEX] pear compatibility
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 17:50:17 -0800

I don't know a lot about pear compatibility and I don't make many pear 

I have a list of pears which are compatible with Old Home and those that are
compatible with Quince and when I doubt, I usually put the unknown pear on 
with an Old Home interstem.

Three years ago, I received a request to propagate an unknown European pear 
about 100 years old and wood was weak, but acceptable) and I just can't make 
grow on either Quince-OH or Quince alone. It hasn't died, but the growth is 
measly three inches/year.

Last year I got a request to propagate another unknown pear (60 year old 
tree in
good health) and it seems to be failing on both Q-OH and on Quince alone. It 
didn't take on Asian Pear (20th Century).

Any suggestions?



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