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  • From: sherwin <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>, Caleb Smith <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] pear as rootstock
  • Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2019 21:52:34 -0500

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
Thanks for your response
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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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