Best Pear Varieties for S. California
Okay, so I'm going to ask: What would be the best pear varieties for my low chill hours here in S. California? I'm considering Moonglow and Seckel. Moonglow needs a cross-pollinator, hopefully Seckel will be acceptable. They appear to produce at about the same time, so hopefully they flower at relatively the same time. I need a pear or two that will produce with lower chill hours, is fire-blight resistant, prefer low-grit and will stay relatively compact so I don't have to do extensive pruning to keep it small (but I'm armed and dangerous with my Felcos, so that's the least requirement.) Thanks for any suggestions you can give me.