We are all pulling for you! If they look wrinkled, you’re probably in trouble. But even if none of them make it, don’t get too discouraged…try it again next year and we will all try to help. But don’t give up on this year…sometimes they take a while and still come out. two weeks is CERTAINLY not enough time to say for sure that they won’t still come out. Photos might help us judge their progress so I hope you do post some.
BTW…you actually inspired me to graft some bradford pears! There were a couple in my yard when in bought my place in 2012, so they are full sized trees. But I’ve always hated them because 1) they are just shoddy trees (Brittle,wind catchers that often break) 2) They don’t produce edibles, 3) They stink when they bloom (maybe its just me but I don’t like the smell), and so on. I’ve always wished they were gone but didn’t want to have huge empty spaces in my front yard for the next few years until I could get a fruit tree to size up. After seeing your posts and efforts, I decided on a new strategy. Those pears have lots of root suckers, so I selected 3 small ones that are about 1-3 feet from the trunk of the main tree and grafted them. The idea is that I’ll leave my big trees in place so my yard has (fairly) big trees, and at the same time I’ll let the newly grafted root suckers grow for 1-3 years so when I do cut the big ones, I’ll have new FRUITING trees well established and of some size.
Not sure why I felt like describing my long term landscaping plans to you in such detail (ha) but I’m afraid you’ll have to get used to my rambling posts-most people here are pretty tolerant. haha. The point is, your efforts inspired me to do some callery pear grafting myself, so I hope we both have some success!!! Good luck.