This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. Bartlett x Josephine de Malines. NY Station, Geneva, NY, 1923.
Dessert pear of excellent quality. Smooth, dense, juicy and sweet. Large yellow fruit, often partly or entirely russeted, ripens a week or two later than Bartlett, which it resembles in size and shape. Stores well.
Introduced to us by grower John Meader who wrote in the note he included with the fruit, “I had a dozen or so high up in the tree that were better specimens but the wind dropped them while I was unaware, and a flock of turkeys ate the drops! It’s always something.” Upright vigorous productive (tall!) tree. Quite hardy. 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.