[nafex] pear as rootstock

Louis Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Sat Mar 30 23:23:55 EDT 2019


Some apples and pears are long-term graft compatible - for instance, Winter
Banana apple is well known to be compatible with many pears -  and forms
long-lived productive unions. Fertility pear is known to be compatible with
apples.  Others probably as well.
But... as previously mentioned,  initial success grafting apples onto pear
or pear onto apple may give way to rapid decline in the grafted variety in
short order.

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 9:52 PM sherwin <sherwindu at att.net> wrote:

> On 3/30/2019 7:25 PM, Caleb Smith wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I don't post here much but i very much appreciate this forum!
> > My uncle has been grafting like crazy on the bradford pear that is all
> over
> > his land and is getting great results. He is now putting apple on the
> pear
> > and getting good takes. I dont see this combo in the literature and was
> > wondering if anyone has experience or knows the long term viability of
> this
> > combination.
> > Thanks for your response
> > Caleb
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>     Hi Caleb,
>
>      Apples are not compatible with pear rootstock.  There may be an
> initial sign of growth, but it would be only
>
>      a matter of time before the graft union would fail.  Apple
> rootstocks are not that expensive, so rather than
>
>      put a lot of effort into a losing venture, start off right with the
> correct material.
>
>                   Sherwin Dubren
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