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Pear Tree Advise

Postby jsm » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:59 pm

I was wondering if someone could give me some advise on pear trees. Lady at the tree store recommended a Kieffer and Hosui. I was wondering if these 2 will pollinate well. Any comments or advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Pear Tree Advise

Postby shadyhollownj » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:07 pm

Look for a local nursery that has a website for info. We got our trees from Adams County nursery in PA. They have a great website.
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Re: Pear Tree Advise

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:31 pm

The keiffer is an old one but a good one. It is blight resistant and is self pollinating.

Don't know of the Hosui. If that is the moonshaped pear then what I"ve seen of it is good but don't know the details.
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Re: Pear Tree Advise

Postby jsm » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:32 pm

Thanks for the replies. Hopefully, these two will work together. Info on the web seems to not be so great.
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Re: Pear Tree Advise

Postby sim.-ang.king » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:57 pm

My dad planted a kieffer back in the late 70's, and it's about 25' tall now and produces about 10-15 bushels a year without spraying.
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Re: Pear Tree Advise

Postby Kingfisher » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:49 pm

Don't know of the Hosui. If that is the moonshaped pear then what I"ve seen of it is good but don't know the details.[/quote]
You ever had an "Asian pear?". They are real good. Crisp like an apple. I don't think they will grow in Pa. Too cold.
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Re: Pear Tree Advise

Postby Kingfisher » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:51 pm

Kingfisher wrote:Don't know of the Hosui. If that is the moonshaped pear then what I"ve seen of it is good but don't know the details.

You ever had an "Asian pear?". They are real good. Crisp like an apple. I don't think they will grow in Pa. Too cold.[/quote]
Who knows why I thought ge was in Pa....;(. :).
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