[NAFEX] very early pear from Bulgaria
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Jul 27 14:32:34 EDT 2009
I just picked what seems to be that very pear. I had a tree on
standard stock, but the i.d. had been lost. It just started to bear
this year. I think the scab resistance was why I planted it. A limb
on an older tree has slightly larger fruit. That limb was the source
of the wood for the tree that just started bearing.
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On Jul 27, 2009, at 5:10 AM, piper33 at verizon.net wrote:
4 years ago I grafted scion wood I requested from the National Pear
Repository in Oregon. The first of that batch has produced fruit this
year. The variety is called "Progres" with one "s", and has the
repository identifier PI392332. There were only 3 pears on the tree,
but any fruit after 4 years is fast for a pear in my experience. This
variety came out of a breeding program in Bulgaria. Here is the
description listed on the repositiry website: "Progres - Beurre Giffard
x Green Magdelene. Cross made in 1956. Introduced in 1980. Fruit:
medium to small - 45g, pyriform. Skin: bright yellow. Flesh: juicy,
sweet, semi-butter, aromatic, good quality, ripens June 20-25. Keeping
4-5 days. Tree: mode rately vigorous, highly frost resistant (spring),
resistant to scab."
Here is a description of how it turned out in Seattle. The fruit is
samll, like a Seckel. It is yellow with a slight red blush. Sweet,
juicy, buttery texture. Muscat essence. I gave a sample to my 12-year
old, and she said "Wow!" and asked for more. These were ready to eat
off-the-tree last week, July 20. I have never experienced a pear this
early. What a surprise. My three pears were devoured immediately, but
if I had more, I don't think they would keep long. That quality is the
only negative comment I have about Progres.
-Mark Lee, Seattle, blackberries just starting to ripen
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