I love Skillcult videos. I looked at these, in particular, last night - and think I may try that with the standard pear I bought this week. Again . . . I got it from Lowes. I was looking for a fireblight resistant variety and they happened to have a Moonglow.
I just can’t understand why they offer so few dwarf and semi-dwarf trees - when they KNOW that their market is predominantly homeowners with one or two backyard trees . . . ??? Because a sucker (no pun intended) is born every minute???
With all the Covid Interest in fruit trees - it’s almost impossible to locate trees. Everyone is SOLD OUT. I’ve been trying for about a month. I’ve searched the ‘usuals’ - Cummins. Trees of Antiquity. Etc etc. (Any suggestions?)
I have some lovely pear scions of decent size, that I received from forum members. And I have found some disease resistant rootstock - and will try my very novice hand at ‘bench grafting’. My workshop efforts at this, with apples, a few years ago - were a complete bust! But I am a little bit more informed now - and maybe I can pull it off this time. ? I will have to practice my whip and tongue, tho . . . and that is still very intimidating. No Pain - No Gain.
As an aside - In many of Skillcult’s productions he expresses that he needs $$$ to continue what he is doing in the video realm. I wonder if anyone has ever started a ‘Go Fund Me’ for someone like this - and for their project. I don’t know that much about ‘Go Fund Me’, but it appears that it would be like a publicly funded grant. I think someone like him would draw a backing following - because what he has to teach is very worthwhile.