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Aug 17, 2015 3:14 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone has fruiting pear tree. I bought a flowering pear tree 12 years ago thinking that it ws fruiting. I don't want to pull it out but would like to try grafting it with other pear trees to get some fruit. So I an looking for a few cuttings if anyone has one.

Thanks Rhapsody
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Aug 17, 2015 3:36 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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did you plant a pollinator for your pear?
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Aug 18, 2015 3:54 AM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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No, I did not know it needed another tree. It puts out blooms. Couldn't the flowering pear be the pollinator if I graft another to it?
Thanks
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Aug 19, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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I don't know anything about grafting, but how would you graft a tree to another if the first is matured? I think grafting is done when the trees are very small and a like size piece is grafted to it? I think you would be better off buying a tree that is compatible for pollinating the one you have and planting it close by. Not just any pear, it needs to be one that blooms the same time as the one you have. Some bloom early season, some later season.
A great place to learn about fruit trees is Grandpa's Orchard.
http://www.grandpasorchard.com...
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Aug 19, 2015 9:41 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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No. you need new growth to graft together, It doesn't have to be a young tree. Thanks for the tip. I will look there.
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Sep 14, 2015 11:28 PM CST
Name: Jim D
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I have an Asian Pear , grafted onto a Root of unknown origin ,
If you would like some winter Scions for grafting , LMK
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when they go dormant I will get you a few , late fall grafting Maybe ?
This is a self pollinating pear ,
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Oct 19, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
[quote="jimard8"] I have an Asian Pear , grafted onto a Root of unknown origin ,
If you would like some winter Scions for grafting , LMK
Thumb of 2015-09-15/jimard8/f03f15
when they go dormant I will get you a few , late fall grafting Maybe ?
This is a self pollinating pear ,

[/quote That would be very nice thank you. Please tell me when you might ship and how much to pay you.
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