Need pear info quickly please!!

canadianplantMay 4, 2012

My first attempt at grafting failed (birds). Im not being forced to buy another pear tree. There are 2 varieties available for me: Red Bartlett, and "john".

The Bartlett is rated zone 5, according to net sources. So Ill skip that one.

I seen some "John" pears, but cant find anything online at all. The one site I did find was from Saskatchewan, which means its more then likely hardy here (I dont get nearly as cold here, or as long as they do there).

I dont know if "John" has sweet fruit, size (fruit and the tree), growth habit, planting recommendations, or anything really. Just that its apparently VERY hardy, and VERY resistant to blight.

I want to get the tree ASAP, so id appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Linked below is the info NCGR has on it.
St. Lawrence Nursery, in Potsdam NY used to carry it, but I don't see it in their current online catalog.

SLN's description,from the '98 catalog is:
John - P.ussuriensis/P.communis cross. Extremely hardy and very fireblight resistant, but only fair quality eating. Quality better if grown in the far north and eaten when perfectly ripe.

Here is a link that might be useful: 'John' pear - NCGR Pyrus

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 10:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks lucky. I seen "bread in Saskatchewan", and thats all I need. Thanks for the link!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 11:44AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Blueberry help!
What's going on with this blueberry bush? Is it going...
Root control bag to control Mulberry tree size
Hi, I am planning to use a root control bag to limit...
First time tree planter, need pruning advice.
I know there some some people that say not to prune...
Shaping and pruning some BYOC trees
In January I planted two peaches and two pears, intending...
new orchard - a few questions
I'd like to start a small orchard on a recently purchased...
Fiona Kerr
Sponsored Products
'Never Stop Dreaming' Chalkboard Personalized Decal
$24.99 | zulily
Illumine Lamps 27 in. Polished Steel Table Lamp with Multi Colored Glass
Home Depot
Forged Reeds Wall Sconce by Hubbardton Forge
$350.00 | Lumens
Topridge Black Mini Pendant with White Mica Shade
$430.95 | Bellacor
Philips | Alentejo 3 Light Pendant Light
$850.00 | YLighting
American Atelier Quatra Red Canister Set
Classic Hostess
Lemon Cypress Cone in Brown Burlap
$29.50 | FRONTGATE
Fitzgerald Corner Chair - Key Largo Graphite Brown
Joybird Furniture
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™