[nafex] Lucky's pear question

Louis Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Jul 4 16:08:45 EDT 2013

It wasn't my question, but interesting info, all the same.


On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lucky, I don't know if this is the answer to your question, but pears are
> often capable of bearing carpenocarphic (without seeds) fruit if temps
> during bloom are quite warm according to Childers in "Modern Fruit
> Science".  He only lists three pears capable of doing this, including
> Bartlett and Comice,  but I believe most can from all the times I've read
> about this happening to growers in southern regions with many varieties.
> But I'm not a fruit scientist and a thousand anecdotes are still just
> anecdotes.
> I've seen a lot of species and varieties of fruit that are supposed to
> require cross pollination either occasionally or usually self fruit-  paw
> paws included, unfortunately with seeds.
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