For Clark (pear variety question)

Hi Clark I am in zone 9-a/b. Can you recommend a self pollinating pear that is traditional looking and not hard like Seckel? Thanks so much, Mrs. G

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Found Conference. Its a nice pear.

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@mrsg47

It might be tempting to grow one but even self pollinating pears produce less than pollinated pears. What about grafting another type to the same tree? Here is a link with some ripening times as I think it would be nice to spread the harvest out a bit.

https://www.apicepiante.eu/en/products/pear-tree-em-pirus-communis-em-rosaceae/pear-tree-abate-fetel-detail

We both know there are many good pears. Abate fetel would be a good choice like Conference there in France. Both really need pollinators for max harvest. I would not hesitate to grow 3 - 5 varities on one tree. Most people would say Bartlett aka Williams would be a great choice in zone 9 and its certainly not a bad choice Best fruit trees to plant in a zone 9 garden | HappySprout

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Thanks Clark. It is difficult for me to get scion here. :cry:

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@mrsg47

That’s shocking I would think a pear farm tour and a bottle of wine for a gift would be all it would take. Things are seldom that simple I guess.

I have yet to buy a car!

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@mrsg47

Fireblight and other pests we have are not common there it would decimate their orchards or you could just order a few sticks from any nursery. What about rent a car for a day trip or hire a driver for the day? I suspect ebay would send them!

https://www.ebay.fr/sch/i.html?_nkw=cutting&_trksid=p2334524.m4084.l1313&_odkw=scion

Or try this

http://www.scion-exchange.com/trade/item_list/European%20Pear/

Hope this helps!
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Crawford, ‘Directory of Pear Cultivars’

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