Does anyone grow the Plumblee Pear?

Does anyone grow the Plumblee Pear? Can you tell me anything about it? The little bit I know about it I found here http://www.centuryfarmorchards.com/pears/pears.html

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I had never heard of it, sounds like it holds up good for canning. When they mentioned that they liked it better than an apple it makes me think they also eat it fresh when still crisp.

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Sounds like a really good pear. I’m growing it now and it’s doing very well. I just started growing it this year so it will be a couple of years until it fruits.

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Ray grows Plumblee.He sent me some scions this year and they were then grafted to Callery. Brady

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Plumblee, to my surprise, has been an excellent pear for me.
It’s a vigorous grower, even on dwarfing root stock, extremely healthy
tree, no FB. Sets a tremendous amount of very large delicious pears.
I highly recommend it.

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Thank you @rayrose they seem excellent! They are very vigorous. Found a picture of them at this link Website Disabled and a little more information Website Disabled

@rayrose is plumblee still doing good at your location? I’m thinking of grafting another one.

Mine succumbed to fire blight.

Now I’m getting worried @rayrose

I’d go ahead and graft. My FB was caused by using metal limb
spreaders which caused wounds in the trunk. Once the FB got
in the trunk the tree was toast. It’s a good pear and a heavy fruiter.

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@rayrose do you want me to send you a stick of plumblee to graft again?

Clark that’s very generous of you and I appreciate it very much.
Is there anything I can send you? Or let me send you postage.
Ray Abdalla
721 Beacon Hill Rd.
Columbia, SC 29210

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No worries Ray I don’t want anything in return you’ve been very generous with me. You sent me plumblee originally and I appreciate it. Thank you!

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How is the taste or grittiness. I hate gritty pears.

This year my plumblee backup graft has blooms. Very thankful for backup grafts because the tree was broken off during a storrm. The hard part is figuring out the pears you love and then growing more of those. The reason i say that is imagine if a pear like clapp’s favorite takes 10-14 years to produce on callery rootstock do we have enough life to figure out what pears we love ? Im careful and graft in multiple places because the clock is against me with pears!

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I lost my patomac graft to drying winter winds but luckily I had a back up on the old franken tree, so i regraftef on ohxf 87 this week

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Potomac is blooming as well for me! You will love that pear @Derby42!

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I have it grafted on three different trees now, looking forward to that one . I’m a big fan of a perfectly ripe green de’anjou and I hope it is similar

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Century Farm Orchard did have that pear available. David ( owner) would give you an honest answer if you have questions about that pear.

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Got a few this year. Maybe could have stayed on the tree a week longer but I didn’t want the squirrels/birds to get them. Looks like a Keiffer, but less grit, not so hard. Tastes similar to my Lecontes. Pear rust affected it a little more than my Keiffers but not too many fruit were affected.

Plumblee on left, Keiffer on right

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