[NAFEX] crab-pear inquiry

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 13 05:29:33 EST 2008

Was that fruit from a specific tree, or a general observation?


-----Original Message-----
>From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
>Sent: Dec 12, 2008 11:02 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] crab-pear inquiry
>I've had Pyrus calleryana that bletted very nicely.  Bletting seems to 
>work best on a fruit that starts out rather astringent and somewhat 
>acid, such as many of the small fruited pear species.
>-Lon Rombough
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>On Dec 12, 2008, at 3:26 PM, Caleb Smith wrote:
>This year I have been feasting on hawthorn and nice large crab apples. 
>Last night I tried an ornamental pear. The fruit had blett and the 
>flavor was amazing tasted like pear yogurt with a very very mild 
>hawthorn like bite. The problem is the fruit is really small (think 
>hawthorn), gritty, and seedy, I was wondering if there were pear 
>varieties developed for bletting. What their names are and where to 
>find genetic material.
>  Thanks
>Caleb 6b NC
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