[NAFEX] pyrus ussuriensis

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Thu May 1 11:18:12 EDT 2008

The literature says the pear is good to eat if allowed to ripen. 
Mine are horrible to eat out of hand.  Might be good if canned.

---- Original Message ----
From: interverbis at videotron.ca
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] pyrus ussuriensis
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 08:06:07 -0400

>Dear members,
>I was out checking my trees yesterday and discovered that three of my
>10 pyrus ussuriensis will be carrying sustantial blooming very soon.
>Now, this is a treat that you have to be a northerners to rejoice
>about. Persimmons and peaches would be definitely out since we had
>this very morning a -3 C frost this morning. A member sent me
>scionwood to graft them which I will be doing soon, but varieties
>won't be for another two years at least and in the meantime I am
>wondering about the quality of fruits. Anyone with direct experience
>about the edibility of pyrus ussuriensis pears?
>Hélène, zone 3-4

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