Tree I.D. please

Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)August 5, 2014

Found this in the bush while picking berries.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

two

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 12:52AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

three,

from the inside

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 12:53AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

from the distance,
could it be pear?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 12:57AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

konrad, I am no tree expert at all, but when I saw the leaves, my first reaction was also, "was this a pear tree"?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:05AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Might it be a Ure pear tree from Morden? They have darker willow like bark. :)

Ginny

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:45AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Thank you all!

It could have been only from bird droppings,..far away from any houses, looks like it will never bear any fruits since it has no pollinator, ..unless,...
I might get some scion wood, [like to know what pears it will be] and also graft another couple of cultivars on this tree for pollination, wildlife can benefit then.

One never knows,...it could be a decant Pear.

Somewhere in Quebec on a hunting trip in the woods, the hunters came onto a plum tree which had very nice tasting plums, ..it turned out that it's a very hardy plum, European, good tasting!
I got it grafted now,..need another couple of years for it to fruit.

They think that a bear was feasting on someones plums in town and relieved itself back in the woods.

It could also be deer or moose I would think because I had lots
of plums last year in the nursery taken away.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:03AM
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Collin001

My vote is pear Konrad.

It is funny you mention volunteers. That is how a bird sat in one of my pots and relieved itself only later yield a cape gooseberry. One I might add that yielded lantern like fruit which were sweeter than any I have ever eaten in the store.

I was thinking they might be a good variant to sweet cherries at the farmers market as the bing cherry year ends before the ground cherry begins.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 1:41PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

A local fruit expert, Thean, say's,..Everything, twigs, leaves and buds, resembles a crabapple.

Another local expert, Wayne,...
Michurin has noted that pears can be parthenocarpic. I have seen this as well. (Fruiting without seed).

Also the pictures show leaf type like some Malus baccatta trees. I have noticed that the pure MB look almost like pear.
Certainly well worth pursuing.

Collin, I've eaten them, taste nice! I just don't want to grow them every year, tomato is all we can handle.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 11:27PM
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