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steve43(z6 MA)April 19, 2002

I have received from GRIN Corvallis Oregon 5 scions

Of the pear-mountain ash hybrid. I have rootone from Rodale

A rooting hormone. one scion was powdered up and planted

Then I realized I needed to cut the bottom of the scion and then dip in powder. I did this to the second scion. I have three left not Planted yet. What would you do? I have the two planted in paper Orange juice containers with the plastic spout. with potting soil. They are in a window with mostly shade.

steve

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cal72901

I want to know where to buy these hybrid trees. I would appreciate anyone who knows a nursery that carries them pointing me in the right direction. cal72901@yahoo.com

    Bookmark   May 9, 2002 at 8:50AM
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lucky_p

Steve,
Your scions are unlikely to root, they were meant to be used to graft onto appropriate rootstocks.

I've seen the 'Sorbopyrus' offered by a number of nurseries - OneGreenWorld, Mellingers, and others. My understanding, from seasoned orchardists is that they're mainly just a curiosity - not very productive, and the quality of the fruit is nothing to get excited about.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2002 at 3:58PM
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keking(z6 TN)

I found a page with a picture of the fruit. Looks interesting.

Karl

Here is a link that might be useful: X Sorbopyrus auricularis

    Bookmark   March 15, 2005 at 3:12AM
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Elakazal

Raintree carries 'Shipova'. I've heard it's really pretty good.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2005 at 2:28PM
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Elakazal

A couple of discussions of such hybrids...

I guess it only allows one spot for a link, so the other one will go up here...:
NAFEX discussion of intergeneric Rosaceae hybrids

Here is a link that might be useful: Intergeneric Sorbus crosses

    Bookmark   March 15, 2005 at 7:53PM
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Elakazal

All the nurseries seem to carry is 'Shipova'. Has anybody seen any other X Sorbopyrus hybrids out there for sale? Not that I really feel the need to plant a vast array of sorbopyrus, just curious.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2005 at 2:20PM
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keking(z6 TN)

I found some more info on intergeneric fruit hybrids. The following link has descriptions and pictures of several.
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cor/presentations/Deviant%20Fruits_files/frame.html

Pyrus, Malus, Cydonia, Aronia, Cotoneaster, Amelanchier, Mespilus have been crossed in various ways with varying results.

x Sorbocotoneaster pozdnjakovii Pojark.
http://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/systax/dendrologie/xSorbcpozlv.htm

x Pyronia veitchii (Trabut) Guill. Cydonia oblongua Miller x Pyrus communis L.
http://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/systax/dendrologie/xPyroveit.htm

Sorbaronia hybrida (hybrid of moutain-ash and chokeberry, cultivated)
http://www.mta.ca/~rthompso/nativeflora/group5/Page57.html

Sorbaronia dippelii (Sorbus aria X Aronia melanocarpa)
http://www.arborealis.nl/pdb/output/items/1888.html

NC State's Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center also lists some.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/nursery/accessions/accessions.html

Now, if someone would try bring the loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) into the mix, we might have something really interesting.

Karl

    Bookmark   March 20, 2005 at 4:48PM
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