What is used commercially for cross-pollination of Red Pear?

chara2(9)March 12, 2013

Greetings,
those 2 little ones came from the same fruit of a store bought Red Pear. I researched on possible pollinators what could have brought that red tint to the seedling to no avail. Would anyone please, give me a suggestion?

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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

I think most Euro pears flower within a week of each other anyway. Winter Nelis is a prolific pollinator but not a heavy cropper. It is a good keeper.
john S
PDX OR

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 11:50PM
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canadianplant

CHara

I grew some bosc pear from seed, and my seedlings did the same thing: One redish, one green with a slight red tint to the edges of the leaves and the trunk.

They do seem to change a bit as they get older. Also, seedling pear apparently can have spines...

Lastly - Dont expect to be growing the exact same fruit as where you got the seed. Our fruit have enormous genetic codes, which means the variability of the plants is really a guessing game. The odds are you should get something worth it, even for rootstock, but its very, very rare to get something really worth it from seed, and even rarer to get the parent.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 8:46AM
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