This is a twig for grafting. Fall. An old dessert pear, circa 1850, discovered in Cabot, Vermont, a few miles west of the New Hampshire border and about as far north as Bangor, Maine. Introduced to us many years ago by Armando Bona of Passumpsic, Vermont. Not to be confused with the old Massachusetts pear Cabot.
A superior dessert pear with medium-large oblong ob0ovate-pyriform fruit. Yellowish skin has a slight reddish blush. Yellowish sweet flesh is coarse grained, extremely juicy, with no grit cells.
Not only is it a delicious dessert fruit, it is also remarkable for its very rare “double” flowers. Highly ornamental! Annual and self-pollinating. Very hardy. Z4 or possibly even Z3.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways. Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label. Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood. You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.