[NAFEX] What are the most vigorous pear cultivars

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 27 17:21:17 EST 2008

"The most vigorous" on what rootstock?  And how much does the rootstock vigor affect
the topwork?  How much does the topwork affect the rootstock?  And don't get me
started wondering about interstems...

--- "Lon J. Rombough" wrote:

> Old Home is extremely vigorous and resistant to fire blight.  It 
> doesn't have very high flavor, but it's not gritty.  At least that's 
> the way mine has been.  It's also graft compatible on hawthorn.
> -Lon Rombough
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> On Jan 27, 2008, at 11:28 AM, Joe and Ellen Hecksel wrote:
> Hello all:
> What are the most vigorous pear cultivars?  Are any of them resistant to
> fire blight?  I plan to graft a bunch of pears this spring.
> So far, the most vigorous cultivars I have are Devoe, Bon Chretin
> d'Hiver, Potomac and, maybe, Ya Li.
> -Joe
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