There’s a whole new batch of pear tree scions getting ready to be shipped. I’m pretty sure these are the last to be sent out this season from Corvallis NCGR. It wasn’t raining but it had rained.
I got scion of Fragrant pear few years ago from Corvallis OR, still not fruited yet.
I suspect it is not the one we saw at the market place.
Any one has experience with this pear?
I would love to visit sometime when the trees are in fruit. By the way, you all might want check the fruit out on your LeConte tree(s) and compare it to the description on your site which comes out of the pears of New York. I have a LeConte and it matches the description handed down by the LeConte family which is quite different from the description in Pears of New York. The historic LeConte, the one I have, is a soft pear with fine texture but thick skin. The description in Pairs of New York says its a very hard, course pear similar to but inferior to Kieffer. There simply has to be two very different pears out there under the name “LeConte”. It would be interesting to know which one Corvallis actually has. God bless.
Being as I am the lowliest of the lowlies 'cuz I am just a volunteer I have no knowledge of anything about the orchard or the trees. If I thought of your question next pear-picking time in Corvallis, with the Home Orchard Society, I might be able to look it up and find the tree when it’s fruiting…next Summer/Fall.
That would be awesome if you did. I think an excellent pear may be under utilized on account of an ID error. That being said, Golden Boy which is not on the Corvalis list at all is very similar to LeConte and I suspect is a seedling of it is slightly better. By the way Goldenboy is not on the Corvallis variety list at all. It’s a variety that Just Fruits and Exotics out of Florida carries. It’s from a seedling they found on an old homestead in Wauchula County Florida. God bless.
Have not received a notification from Corvallis yet though I’m still hopeful.
We just cut them on Feb 7 (yesterday, as of this writing). I suppose they have to be packed up, labelled, etc. As far as I know there was only one cultivar that didn’t get ‘harvested’ for scions out of over 100 requests. You’ll probably get your request. What are you hoping for?
I requested several different pear scions to experiment with here in Kansas. I asked for a bunch of varieties that are difficult to find which is likely going to take a little while. There are currently not any pear orchards in my area so I’m still determining what grows best here. My long term plans are to grow a commercial pear orchard here ( I’m working on finding reliable types of pears that produce palatable fruits) . I placed two separate orders having forgot some pears on the first order and then had read later that can delay the order. I have around 50 types already that I’m testing and very few are commercially viable. Once I’ve learned the best types I will do larger plantings of those types.
I haven’t heard boo back either.
I just received a notification my package shipped a few minutes ago.
Wow; what a happy coincidence.
I hope I get the same kind of notification soon.
Look what was waiting for me when I got home!
I can’t believe it. I received no forewarning the shipment would be made. I’m very pleased to get it.
Got all 3 varieties I asked for.
@Seedy-- Maybe you cut the wood?!
Those look great Matt!
Yeah, I think I recognize them…ha ha. I guess there is about a one-in-four chance of that. Pretty amazing really that they arrived about 28 hours after they were still in buckets ‘in the field’…when I left.
Thanks for sharing Matt, I hadn’t seen that. Joseph is great. Its fun to walk the orchard and taste the various pears. Each year there are different ones that stand out, but after tasting 30 or so one’s palate gets pretty shot.
Here’s a picture from 4 years ago of a fraction of the pear collection around this time of year when we were collecting scions for the HOS exchange.
Yah, speaking of which, there is another HOS scion cutting day coming up very soon; but this is for ‘not-pears’…pawpaws, quince, etc, etc. Not sure why, but it’s on a Friday, the 24 ͭ ͪ .
So some of the pear scions at the HOS scion fest come directly from Corvallis? That is so awesome.
Yes, most of the pears come from there. But not this year, since the exchange is in Oregon.