[NAFEX] Recommendations for Zone 4 pears for perry & wine

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 10:53:18 EDT 2009


Donna

I'm curious why you say "any of the crunchy pears" would be good?  I
made Pear wine with Kieffer this year & it turned out really well, tho
I'd like to find a way to have more character & finish.

~mIEKAL



On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Kieran &/or Donna
<holycow at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> I think most of the perry pears come from England, so not much blight res
> nor hardiness.   I don't think you'd have to worry about blight nearly as
> much as we do here.  I think any of the crunchy pears would be fine for
> perry, I note that Burford is mentioned as possibly good for perry.  I don't
> know about hardiness though.  I'm very interested in the SD release 'Okolo"
> which ought to be plenty hardy and should at least start out crunchy.  Get
> yourself some good hardy rootstock, get it in the ground and graft it to
> some hardy vars.  See corvallis's website, I think they have a hardy pear
> list.  Donna
>
> http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=11372
>



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