Comtesse Clara Frijs Pear Scionwood


Comtesse Clara Frijs Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Germany, 19th century.

High-quality dessert pear, fairly common in the Canadian Maritimes but quite rare in the States. As with apples, many of the best pears are virtually unknown; this is one of them. Grower Mark Fulford says, “The flavor is what gets me.” It’s the “most like nectar” of any of the 40 varieties he’s grown.

Medium-sized warm-yellowy-green oblong-obovate-pyriform rather thick-skinned fruit sometimes with a very slight pink blush-more like a spot of rouge. Completely covered with hundreds of pin point gray dots. The buttery aromatic flesh is firm but not crisp with no grit cells. Juicy but not dripping. You can eat it in the car. You can eat it right down to nothing. Keeps for a month. Solid rugged hardy tree. Z4.

926 Comtesse Clara Frijs
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L926A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L926B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood