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what is the understock of my pear with one inch thorns?

Posted by ken_adrian z5 (My Page) on
Sat, May 4, 13 at 14:59

above.. it supposed to be a bradford pear ... who knows where grandpa .. GRHSoul.. mail ordered it from.... for sure not a premier fruit supplier ...

almost put a thorn thru my hand.. who knew...

quince??

thanks

ken


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RE: what is the understock of my pear with one inch thorns?

Ken,

I had some young Cleveland flowering pear seedlings with thorns.

Tony


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RE: what is the understock of my pear with one inch thorns?

I believe pear rootstock is either quince (dont know if they have spines), or bartlett seedling. Im pretty sure many pear seedlings have spines. My 3 year bosc seedling does not have any hint of spines yet.


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RE: what is the understock of my pear with one inch thorns?

Quince have spines.


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RE: what is the understock of my pear with one inch thorns?

I have a summercrisp pear that had some rootstock shoots that came up with nasty thorns like you describe. Be thankful most pears don't have those. Northwoodswis


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