Anyone know if this is under patent or not and any experience with it?
I think it is appropriately named.
Here is some info from the Govn. orchard. It has been around a while. Very cold-hardy.
Luscious = PI 541322 (367.001) - Pyrus communis L.
- Pedigree: SD-E31 x Ewart
- Virus Lab Assays - Negative: PBCVd-2000
- Virus Biological Assays - Negative: Bosc-1988 N.Poiteau-1987 P.Crassane-1984, Uncertain: M.micromalus-2003
- Traits: COLD HARDY (fruited in Anchorage), MILDEW RESISTANT, SCAB RESISTANT, LOW CHILL , FIRE BLIGHT RESISTANT, DIPLOID (flow cy
Luscious is a pear i grow but there has not been any fruit yet.
I have one. Heavy-bearing. Needs thinning or pears grow in clumps of five. Very delicious. Seems cold hardy. Ripens fairly late. No disease issues so far.
I have Luscious growing on amelanchier canadensis (service berry). It’s the last pear on service berry I have left out of 24 that I grafted (deer pressure and some questionable compatibility).
A seedling I grafted to Luscious 6 years back has fruited this year for the first time, they are very clean for not receiving any spray or other treatment. Most are now in the fridge finishing ripening.
Decided to add a small row of these. This is what fedco had to say
" Produces annual crops of delicious medium-sized classic pear-shaped fruit. The soft fine extra-juicy off-white flesh is sweet and flavorful with almost no grit cells. Thin yellowish skin is covered with small tan dots.
Bears so heavily it can use support. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may crop best when grown near Bartlett or one of the Asian pears. Will not pollinate other pears. Fireblight resistant. Z3."
The photos are fedcos Luscious Pear Scionwood - Fedco Trees
These are moderately resistant to fireblight
Luscious grafts were very slow growing. One entire row except 1 failed. Other luscious rows had a 90% success rate. Next year i will graft the failures to something different. I saved about 50+ rootstocks. Should have nearly 100 pears to graft next year. The other pears i grafted many had 100% success rate.