[NAFEX] Tall Pear Tree Identification
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun May 8 00:11:01 EDT 2005
Probably a Pyrus ussuriensis hybrid. Ussuriensis can develop a
pyramidal habit, especially if left unpruned. The U. of Minnesota
developed several fruiting varieties using P. ussuriensis. I wouldn't
know which ones your friend has, though.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
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"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On May 7, 2005, at 8:20 PM, Bob Hartman wrote:
Someone wrote to me the following question and I was wondering if anyone
had an answer I could send on to her. She lives in Minnesota and I in
western Washington and haven't a clue as to what the variety is.
I have two tall (35-40 ft) conical or pyramidal trees that flower fully
every year, they're lovely. They bear standard shaped pears with a
redish blush and are very sweet and juicy every year. I am mystified by
them because they are shaped tall, columnar or pyramidal like a Bradford
but they definately bear a delicious Bartlett like fruit. I didn't think
Bradford bears fruit. These drop so many pears every year I have no idea
what to do with them all. Both look like twins next to each other and
are covered and produce fruite every year.
I'm in zone 4 (Minnesota), and these pears are not like any pears around
here that I'm aware of.
Please can you help me identify them? If not can you tell me where I can
get that info?
Cokato, MN (45 miles west of Twin Cities)
If someone has a clue I will send the answer on to her.
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