This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Hammond, NY. Seedling discovered and introduced by Bill MacKentley of St Lawrence Nurseries, Potsdam, NY.
Large yellow rounded dessert fruit covered in greet dots with occasional russet splashes. Melting juicy flesh. Chris Blanchard’s favorite pear. For decades he and Liz Lauer have been trialing a wide assortment of pears a few hours north of us in Penobscot County. He described it as “large with smooth creamy texture and a thin skin. Wonderful dessert pear. Also the best canning of our 12–14 varieties.” Holds its shape in the jar.
Very hardy, though from our trials in northern Aroostook County, not quite as hardy as Patten. Appears to be scab free. Z3.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 each) 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 ($5.50/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.