Clark, Sorry your pear didnt work out this year. Im sure you’ll eat plenty of pears this season:) what do you suspect was the factor?
It was the weather lots of fruit wasn’t as good as normal.
Here’s one of my Clark’s little yellow grafts. It is on the north side of a tree on a lower branch, so the growth in one year was pretty good.
It is taking off!
Did you ever determine the parentage of small yellow pear? Is it an OH rootstock? How is the search going?
Highly unlikely i will ever know for sure but i do think its a relative of a canadian pear breeding program Canadian Pears Enie, Menie, Miney, Moe, Phileson, Sauvignac,
Anyone have flowers this year?
No blooms this year. The limbs looks healthy.
I am contemplating removing it!! This is year 4 or 5 still no sign if production.
Other varieties grafted a year or two later have already fruited. I am not very patient.
Let me know if you see fruit buds on the tree soon. The tree tends to fruit heavily on the tips of the branches. These photos show clearly the difference between the fat fruit buds and vegetative buds. The buds are inconspicuous unless your looking for them similar to maxine , potomac, magness, or warren. Tomorrow is April 1st 2023 and you can see the buds swelling.
When you taste it at it’s best you will know why you kept it. It will be the best pear you ever ate on a good year. On a bad year it will be the worst pear you ever tried. I nearly top worked it myself once.
I’m hoping you see lots of flower buds very soon.
It is to early for buds to be swelling there yet though you might see some blooms soon.
My threat to remove it seems to work. I scare it to produce.
I saw 4 flower buds on one branch. Other branches still don’t have flower buds.
Not sure if it will set fruit. It is grafted on the same tree as Magness which has several flower buds.
Better use a paint brush on both sets of blooms since magness has sterile pollen. Congratulations on flowers i hope you get fruit! The fruit is normally not good the first year but your location is different so they might be wonderful.
Thanks for a reminder re. Magness’ pollen. I have many pear varieties in that same vicinity.
Wonder if anyone beside you and @Barkslip will get flowers this year? Pretty sure Dax will have loads of fruit.
Still blooming even today after 12 days. Fruitlets on it are looking good. These are the last few bloom clusters.
These trees are loaded! Anyone else have fruit this year? Love this variety when conditions are good!
I’m growing two of them, but I think they are years away from fruiting.