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Posted by steve43 z6 MA (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 02 at 16:42

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.

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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.

RE: pyrosurbus

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.

RE: pyrosurbus

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


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

RE: pyrosurbus

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

Another couple of links...

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

Any other Sorbopyrus available?

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.

RE: pyrosurbus

I found some more info on intergeneric fruit hybrids. The following link has descriptions and pictures of several. Fruits_files/frame.html

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

x Sorbocotoneaster pozdnjakovii Pojark.

x Pyronia veitchii (Trabut) Guill. Cydonia oblongua Miller x Pyrus communis L.

Sorbaronia hybrida (hybrid of moutain-ash and chokeberry, cultivated)

Sorbaronia dippelii (Sorbus aria X Aronia melanocarpa)

NC State's Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center also lists some.

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


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