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
Found Conference. Its a nice pear.
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.
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
Thanks Clark. It is difficult for me to get scion here.
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!
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!
Or try this
Hope this helps!
Crawford, ‘Directory of Pear Cultivars’