Hood pear polanating

john222-gg(Mississippi 8a/8b)March 17, 2013

It seems like i always buy trees that i dont know a lot abought.I just got a hood pear,was wondering if a keffer would work for pollinator or will Bradford ornamental cross pollinate.It said it blooms mid may that is when my keffer blooms.All help will be appreciated.I am glad Fruitnut don't charge for information.I would owe him a fortune

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The 2 Hood trees here flower before any other of the various pears at home. After the Hoods are about 50% done with flowering, both the Acres Home and Southern Queen pear trees are just beginning with their flowers, so there is a partial cross pllination. All the other pears here flower later.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 11:02PM
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Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CA


My hood pear has already set it's fruit this year. I think it started to flower in mid February with the Florida Home pear tree I have to pollinate it.

I do not have any of the other trees you mentioned so I can not comment on those.


    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 2:54PM
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ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)

I have a Seckel and a Hood, would they cross pollinate?

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 3:49PM
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