[NAFEX] Looking for Red Pear scions

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 15:46:55 EST 2008

I read somewhere that because of their lower vigor, the red sports should be less susceptible to fireblight.  I don't recall if it was a study which seemed to prove that, or just someone's supposition.  


From: lonrom
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:25:01 -0800
To: nafex
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Looking for Red Pear scions

FWIW, some years ago Oregon State U. evaluated a bunch of red sports of various varieties, such as the Red Clapps, and all of them were lower in vigor and less productive than the normal, uncolored strains.   I tried a few red sports and found pretty much the same thing.  It's unclear if varieties actually bred for red color would have better productivity.  There has surely been work on that in the intervening years if someone knows of it.

On Feb 21, 2008, at 9:10 AM, Ray Kaminski wrote:

  Was wondering if someone would be willing to send me a scion or 2
from Kalle Red pear or also known as Red Clapps.  I am interested in
any red varieties to graft as I have two at this time and they are
Red Anjou and Bartlett Red Sensation.   I have about 40 varieties to
swap from or else willing to cover any costs etc.
Please send me a note off line and I will E-mail you my list.  Thanks   Ray

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