[NAFEX] what's compatible with pear?
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Jan 12 10:29:25 EST 2007
At 09:16 AM 1/12/2007, Donna wrote:
> I have a couple of volunteer pears in places where I wouldn't mind
> to have them provided they weren't dropping pears in yellow jacket
> season. I'd been thinking that I'd have to choose and graft a
> really really early variety, or a really really late one. Then it
> dawned on me that I might graft something else altogether... one of
> those relatives that normally a person would graft pear onto to
> dwarf it. Hawthorn is one, but is aronia closely enough related to
> work? Anything else you can think of? Donna
I had a piece of 'Aromatnaya' quince fostered onto my Clapp's
Favorite pear (I'd run out of hawthorn seedlings), and it did OK for
a couple of years - until fireblight finally killed the Clapps back
to the rootstock.
Don't know how the mayhaws would do on pear.
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