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Red Bartlett question

Posted by Dan.NY 5 (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 9:02

Will the green bartlett pollinate the red and vice versa? Or are they essentially the same tree and cannot pollinate themselves?

Dan


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RE: Red Bartlett question

I believe that the red bartlett was a mutation on a normal bartlett (there is a technical term of this, but I cant remember it right now). IF that is the case, I would assume that it wouldnt, because I dont think bartlett is self pollinating.


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RE: Red Bartlett question

  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Wed, May 16, 12 at 22:21

Bartlett is self-pollinating, at least in zone 6 and warmer climates, but supposedly sets more fruit with another pollenizer. It may be self-pollinating in Z5, I don't know.

There are numerous "Red Bartlett" sports, just like there are numerous Red Delicious sports and Fuji sports. Sports won't pollinate each other.

I have a Max Red Bartlett and a regular Bartlett. The Bartlett is very productive, but the Red Bartlett is not (generally doesn't need thinning).


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RE: Red Bartlett question

AH, "sport" was the term i was looking for. Thank you.


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RE: Red Bartlett question

AH, "sport" was the term i was looking for. Thank you.


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RE: Red Bartlett question

I have a three tiered espalier comprised of Bartlett, Red Bartlett and Bosc. Last year I only got Bartlett and Red Bartlett flowers but still got a couple Red Bartletts. I assume that the Bartlett pollinated the Red Bartlett since I'm not aware of any other fruiting pear trees around.


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