Early Pear (Fruhbirne) Pear Scionwood


Early Pear (Fruhbirne) Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Uncertain origin.

Very tasty soft-fleshed dessert pear. Medium-sized attractive fruit resembles Vermont Beauty in shape (obovate acute-pyriform) and size. Light yellow skin, sprinkled with small brown dots and a flashy red blush. The earliest-ripening variety we know. Earlier than Summercrisp, ripening in mid-August in central Maine. As with the summer apples, it does not keep. Enjoy it while it’s here.

Introduced to us several years ago by one of Maine’s great pear growers, Howard Wulf. He calls it Early Pear or Fruhbirne in German. Howard believes that it may be the same as Wilder Early, a nineteenth-century Rochester, NY, introduction. Fully hardy in central Maine. Z4.

927 Early Pear (Fruhbirne)
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L927A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L927B: 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.

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