Well in ground all I have is a HoneySweet, it should have it's first pears this year.
Now I have scion of 3 Asian varieties rooting with one more variety of Asian pear scion on the way this year, I also have just received scion of a rescued pear that I am guessing is a European type pear you know which one, besides that I am getting 3 varieties of European type pears this year.
By end of next week I should have 8 new varieties of pear this year, as well as the variety in the ground.
I had some Ya Li starter trees that I rooted successfully from Scion a few years after I moved to this new climate, all the scion rooted successfully yet I had no idea how dangerous the sun was here in the spring coming from a much colder climate with much weaker spring sun and I burnt them to death by accident.
I will later share on this forum my rooting method that has a high success rate, Corvallis knew I was going to root the Ya Li scion that they sent me and they sent me instructions on how to root them, they worked very good yet mine is an improved version of theirs, I will keep trying to make my version better in time.
I have been doing a lot of research on pears first in 2012, then I started researching them again recently, I started out as a fig collector, then as a pomegranate collector, now I am a pear collector as well. I have strong interest in saving plants, and making improved plants especially where disease and climate sensitivity are concerned. Poor fruit quality at the stores, and having tasted much better fruit than in the stores in Europe, and on the occasional lucky purchase in a store drives me to grow them myself, I do not want to be satisfied with like only 1% of the fruit I eat, also in the end it's much cheaper to grow them myself than to buy them.