[NAFEX] Dwarfing interstem on pear?

Ed Fackler ed.fackler at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 18:12:30 EST 2008


Joe:

     Many years ago Jim Ozello was fairly convinced that Maxine (aka
Starking Delicious) induced earlier fruiting, so you may want to consider
it.

ed

On Feb 7, 2008 5:45 PM, Joe and Ellen Hecksel <jhecksel at voyager.net> wrote:

> Donna &/or Kieran wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear all,
> >     I'm planning on ordering various blight resistant pears from
> > Corvallis.  Calleryana rootstocks grow great here, but they get so big.
> > What do you all know about the use of dwarfing interstems for pears?
>
> http://www.actahort.org/members/showpdf?booknrarnr=658_28
>
> Conference would be my first choice.  It would be interesting to look at
> Seckel as an interstem...but there is no data.
>
>  I
> > see that they have OHXF 34, 51, 87 and 333.  They say they are
> > compatible with both communis and calleryana.  Has there been much done
> > with these as dwarfing interstems?  Are there known problems with such
> > trees?  I could just use Magness, Maxine, or Warren as interstems on
> > quince, but have been told that quince is as susceptible to apple borers
> > as apple is.  This would be defeating part of my purpose in switching to
> > pears, which is to avoid tree losses to those *&^#+*  borers.
> >     Please advise me before I do something stupid!  Thanks.  Donna
> >
> >
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