[NAFEX] Archived discussion: Re: Best Dwarfing Rootstock for Pears?
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Feb 8 10:40:42 EST 2008
>From: "Ethan Natelson, M.D." <natelson at stehlinclinic.com>
>To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 10:30:08 -0600
>Actually, OH x F 513 as an interstem does
>produce dwarfing, in contrast to Pyrodwarf,
>which does not. Conference as an interstem is
>alleged to produce 50% dwarfing on
>seedling. The interstems should be at least 12
>inches in length to get the maximal effect. I
>believe the Van Weil Nurseries sell Pyrodwarf.
>[Ethan Natelson, M.D.]
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>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of lee reich
>Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 8:59 AM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Best Dwarfing Rootstock for Pears?
>That Pyrodwarf rootstock looks good. I wish I
>had known about them -- I grafted a bunch of
>pears last spring using a seedling rootstock and
>an interstem of OH X F 513. I was told that that
>the dwarf interstem on pear would not
>necessarily dwarf the tree. Where can Pyrodwarf rootstocks be purchased?
>On Dec 8, 2005, at 10:19 PM, Lamb Abbey Orchards wrote:
>>I'd have to go with Natelson's recommendation
>>for Pyrodwarf. My orchard is located Zone
>>5a/Coastal Maine and I had about 250 trees
>>budded onto Pyrodwarf this past August after
>>having looked into a handful of dwarfing pear
>>rootstocks. The best option for a hardy
>>dwarfing pear rootstock by far looked to be
>>this rootstock. Check out the following PDF file:
>>It provides not only a good visual comparison
>>between trees on Pyrodwarf vs. Quince EMLA C,
>>but also quantifies fruit weight, relative
>>yield and a few other characteristics. I'll
>>be planting these new trees in Spring of '07
>>and another block on Pyrodwarf in Spring of
>>'08, 30 varieties total. Ask me next Summer
>>and I'll let you know which varieties look to
>>be compatible with the Pyrodwarf. I'm excited about trying it.
>>* * * * *
>>Lamb Abbey Orchards
>>Union, Maine 04862
>><mailto:lambabbey at gmail.com>lambabbey at gmail.com
>>44° 15' 47" N / 69° 18' 42" W
>>Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 13:25:36 -0600
>>From: sherwindu <<mailto:sherwindu at comcast.net>sherwindu at comcast.net>
>>Subject: [NAFEX] Best Dwarfing Rootstock for Pears?
>>To: <mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
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>>I'm trying to determine the best dwarfing rootstock for pears in zone
>>5. I have
>>used Quince EMLA C in the past, with uneven results. I realize that
>>compatibility issues with certain varieties of pears, and that
>>interstems have been used
>>to solve that. Just like to get the latest info on what is available.
>>My objectives would
>>be the most dwarfing possible, heartiness for zone 5, and compatibility
>>varieties (interstems would be acceptable, but not desirable).
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