GRIN scions


#162

Just inspected mine this morning and they seem to be a smaller diameter than last year. They might challenge my grafting skills a bit more.

I received 3 scions of 3 varieties, 2 scions of the rest.


#163

I have just received a GRIN shipping notification… I ordered on December 21st.


#164

I hope I wasn’t passed over. I ordered Docteur Desportes and Fondante de Moulins Lille pear scions in Sept. and it says “PENDING” still.


#165

I don’t think the Pear site at Corvallis has started shipping yet.


#166

they ship my today


#167

Has anyone gotten their ship notification from UCD yet?


#168

Just got an email from Corvallis, my package will ship Monday.


#169

The first package I got was actually from Geneva and Corvallis has not shipped the scions yet.


#170

My pears arrived today, long and beautiful! Along with the note same as last year where you can send a donation. Be nice if there were something similar for Geneva apples. So nice a service. I’ll be happily admiring and waxing tomorrow. Then back in storage till end of May. Sue


#171

I’m sorry! I’ve got bud swell on my Niedzwetzkyana here in Kentucky.(Of course it hit 73 degrees yesterday…but in 20’s currently).


#172

i got my pears from Corvallis so nice and big


#173

Just got the email that Corvallis is shipping me something :astonished: I’m so excited! I will be waiting in anticipation to see if I get only pears or if they will send the ribes too. Exciting!!


#174

Does Corvallis have a catalog like Grin does of the available varieties?


#175

Corvallis, Geneva and Davis are all part of the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.

Davis, CA Documents Page, Geneva, NY Documents Page, Corvallis, OR Documents Page


#176

If you request pear scions, they come from Corvallis. It’s the same website you use for apple varieties


#177

Right but the catalogs are here. I don’t see one for the ‘pears’. https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/geneva-ny/plant-genetic-resources-research/docs/apple-grape-and-cherry-catalogs/


#178

A sample search using “pear”
https://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgsold/swish/accboth?query=pear&submit=Search!&sort=swishrank&si=0&.cgifields=si&.cgifields=reverse


#179

The equivalent for pears is on this page, https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/corvallis-or/national-clonal-germplasm-repository/docs/ncgr-corvallis-pyrus-germplasm/, it contains an excel spreadsheet and a pdf.


#180

There were quite a few unpaid employees ‘at work’ at NCGR-Corv during the shutdown, and of course shipping, etc., costs; so, (as a volunteer fruit picker and scion cutter at the Corvallis site) I’ll just add another reminder here that a little donation goes a long way…I think there’s a button right on the web page. I did just sent a note to the Curator (Corv) about how much appreciation I’m seeing on this forum. Nice.
Edit: He was really happy to hear that.


#181

https://www.ars-grin.gov/cor/catalogs/pyrcult.html