[NAFEX] European Pear Flavor and Rootstocks
dwoodard at becon.org
Tue Sep 29 14:21:42 EDT 2009
I have no personal experience but it's the traditional, accepted wisdom
among British gardeners that pears generally give better flavour on quince.
St. Catharines, Ontario
ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN wrote:
> I have had some varieties of pears which ripened on OHXF333 and in
> another season ripened on a quince rootstock and the pears ripened on
> the quince rootstock had far better flavor. Has it just been a fluke or
> possibly the season that caused that occurrence? I never had them on
> the different rootstocks on the same year. It has always be on
> different years so I don't know. For me this has happened with Harrow
> Delight, Highland, Gorham, and Sierra. Has anyone else had similar results?
> Western Washington
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