Ask a Question forum: dwarf vs. standard pear tree in database

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Name: Elizabeth
Berkshire Hills, Western Massa (Zone 5b)
Mar 20, 2014 10:55 AM CST
I'm brand new here, so I'm trying to figure out how this works. I have a dwarf Seckel pear tree in my front yard. When I go to the database, I just find a listing for standard seckel pear: Common Pear (Pyrus communis 'Seckel') Are they considered the same thing in the database?
Name: Elaine
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Mar 20, 2014 5:59 PM CST
I think to make a dwarf, the variety (Seckel) of pear is grafted onto the rootstock of some dwarf type, Elizabeth.

So I'm guessing the general info for a standard tree would apply to your dwarf tree just the same. What did you need to know?

There sure isn't any useful info in the database, is there. Looks like you'll have a nice rounded tree with white flowers and green leaves . .. in fact the pictures there look like they might be a dwarf tree also, because most standard pear trees are more of a very tall, narrow shape.

You could go over to the Edibles forum and post a specific question about your tree there. I'm sure there's lots of help for you.

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Name: Michele Roth
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Mar 20, 2014 6:32 PM CST
Hi, Elizabeth.

I don't know the answer, but let's see if Plants Admin @zuzu can advise.
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Mar 20, 2014 7:14 PM CST

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The dwarf varieties of cultivars are not treated as separate entries in the database unless they have a different cultivar name. Your dwarf Seckel is covered by the Seckel entry.
Name: Elizabeth
Berkshire Hills, Western Massa (Zone 5b)
Mar 23, 2014 6:28 AM CST
Thank you all for your answers!!

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