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  • From: sherwin <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>, alexis <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Seckle or Calleryanna?
  • Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 23:23:01 -0500

On 3/29/2019 8:01 PM, alexis wrote:
I was visiting a friend of mine today. She showed me her Seckle (Seckel) on calleryana rootstock. The tree was going up like a pine, and had lots of small flowers clustered very tightly. It looked in fact exactly like the flowering pear across the street (where all you can see this time of year is white...) I am wondering if somehow the roostock sprouted up and now the tree is the rootsock. I have a bunch of pear trees, and though there is a lot of variation in flower density, I don't have any that have anywhere near the density of small flowers that the flowering pears have. (I used to think I had a seckle, then I realized it was mis-labeled, though it makes fine fruit....)

So, if this tree she has is really callery, I can wack it off and graft it into something edible. But can anybody tell me, given the limited information presented here, does a real seckle have a bloom density anywhere near a flowering pear?



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    I also have a Seckel Pear and it does indeed put out a lot of blossoms.

    Have you examined the graft union to see if a scion did indeed meld with the rootstock?

    I would wait until the tree bears fruit before doing anything drastic.

     The only cases I know of the root stock taking over is when the graft union is too low and

      the rootstock starts to grow upwards anchored in the soil. Is there more than one branch

      growing, possibly in addition to the scion?

                 Sherwin Dubren

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