Korean Giant Pear?

loneranger_growApril 26, 2014

I have a Korean Giant tree, now about three yrs old. I know some pears have kinda thorns on them, but this tree is full of pointed protrusions! Is that common for those tree? Makes it difficult to prune. Almost as bad as a darn Locust tree!

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Mine doesn't have thorns. Maybe your KG scion died and what you're left with is a rootstock. That's the only reason I can think of that your tree would have thorns.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 10:50AM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Sorry to say but FN is right. I have 13 Asian pears and none had thorn. I did grow some seedling for rootstocks that had some thorn though. The best you can do now is to graft a bunch of different varieties to your tree.

Tony

This post was edited by tonytran on Sat, Apr 26, 14 at 12:43

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 12:16PM
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