[nafex ibiblio list] Experience with perry pears?

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 09:51:21 EST 2012

Claude, how long is your season...?  I've just put Hendre Huffcap and
Barland in.  Here in sw WI our last freeze Mid May and the weather
declines pretty rapidly around mid Oct....


On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 4:52 AM, Claude Jolicoeur <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca> wrote:
> Le 12:57 12.01.14, vous avez écrit:
>>It is tree-ordering time (for me) and this year my mind has turned to perry
>>pears -- or you may want to call them something else. There are not many
>>cultivars for sale in the US (or Canada I belive) and not much information
>>about them. Would people with experience like to pass it on?
> I have 6 perry pear varieties near Quebec, zone
> 4: Blakeney Red, Gin, Hendre Huffcap, Thorn,
> Winnal’s Longdon and Yellow Huffcap. They all
> seem hardy enough, fairly vigorous except
> Blakeney Red, but all are quite shy producers.
> Another problem is it seems the season is too
> short here for the fruit to mature properly - only Thorn really ripens well.
> Claude

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