[NAFEX] Ya Pears
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Apr 20 13:01:02 EDT 2006
I've grown Asian pears from seed. Treat them like any other pears,
though it may take ten years for the own-rooted seedling to come into
bearing. Also, no guarantee that any of the seedlings will be as good
as the parent.
When I grew out open pollinated seedlings of 20th Century, more than
half had low vigor, though there was a wide range of other traits in
the seedlings. One was the prettiest thing I've ever seen in a pear,
with a glowing white-yellow that looked like a big pearl. And as
totally lacking in flavor or sweetness as anything I've seen. Another
was so acid it could have been juiced for vinegar. One had a "pole"
growth habit, all covered with spurs. Fruit was tasty, but so small
they weren't worth anything.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Apr 20, 2006, at 9:05 AM, John Barbowski wrote:
I recently purchased a Ya Pear at the supermarket and was surprised
with its sweetness,
crispness and juiceyness. I drew some comparisons to Honeycrisp apples.
Not thinking much would result from it, I put six of the seeds from the
core in the soil
around my sprouting Turkish Fig. Behold the emergence of 5 new
I tried looking on the INet for growing techniques, but came back empty
these seedlings be treated as normal N Am pears? Are there special
soil, sun and moisture? How big does the tree get? Should the seedlings
be planted in
their final resting ground this year? May I expect true fruit to set,
and in how many years?
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