What types of pears did you plant or graft in 2023?

what is good to graft to seckel? could I graft harrow sweet to that tree next spring?

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@resonanteye

Most any pear would graft fine to seckle.

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I put in a Ayers pear this year. I may have to take out a pear this year though. I planted a standard Comice from Natures Hill last fall and it is the only pear still to come out of dormancy. My Comice nearby is already out so that is not a good sign. I will likely give it another month before pulling it but it is on it’s end if not coming out within the next month.

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now to hope I can get harrow sweet scions. everywhere was sold out of them, tree and stick, in the fall.

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I grafted two trees with Harrow Sweet just a few days ago. If I had known, I would have saved one and sent it.

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I transplanted 2 callery out into my field in January… and grafted kieffer to one and imp keiffer to the other.

I grafted orient to 4 wild callery in the edge of my field… mostly hoping to get some scions from them to graft onto my keiffers next spring.

I grafted over 2 callery at my neighbors house and grafted over two pear trees at my sisters house… with korean giant potomac harrow sweet ayers orient.

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that’s thoughtful! I’m sure one will turn up this fall/winter.

Planted Bell and Harrow Crisp, both on OHxF 87. Growing Ambrosia pear on OHx333 and Harvest Queen on Quince A. Pittsburgh area, zone 6. Ambrosia sets fruits consistently, but it’s a constant fight with animals to get them. Harvest Queen blooms for last 2 years since I transplanted it but haven’t set fruits yet, hope this is the year, otherwise it should go.

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Nijisseiki x Anjou
Red clapps favorite
Clapps favorite
Carrick Southern
Flemish beauty

Koyoma
Ya li

Not many pears this year

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have you eaten beedle? any idea what it’s like?

I’ve never eaten a Beedle but it is well regarded by the cold weather gardeners around Edmonton and that is good enough for me :slight_smile:

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I stabbed some prunings from an OHxF rootsock into mulch/soil next to the tree a few weeks ago, and so far the leaves haven’t wilted. So I may have “planted” these rootstocks.

Our “spring” weather is pretty overcast, cool, and wet, so maybe more conducive to keeping things like that viable longer. We did get a day of around 90 degrees last week though.

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Still alive

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@murky

We have just discovered why every rootstock company is in oregon!

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I put in Honeysweet, Shinseiki, Yoinashi, and Juicy Jewel. Trees arrived in decent shape, so maybe fruit next year or the year after?

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Those look like Adams County Nursery stock. Their Asian pears have always done well for me. They could indeed flower next year.

I actually haven’t done any pears this year. I did take the tree tube off of the Golden Russet Bosc I bench grafted in 2021 and planted directly in the ground. When I took of the tube, there was a shoot from the OHxF 333 that I cut into 3 pieces and stabbed into the ground a month or so ago. Two of them seen here.

I don’t have many good places to graft pears right now. If one or more of these survive I’ll probably do a Abate Fetel.

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Dana’s Hovey grafted. Bob Purvis said it’s his fav, and other members here have spoken highly of it. Had my first Warren last year. That one’s hard to beat. Time will tell if DH comes out on top.

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