Patten Pear Scionwood


Patten Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Orel 15 x Anjou. CG Patten intro, Iowa State University, 1922.

Very good fresh eating with sweet “high flavor.” Oblong greenish-yellow with a red blush. Vaguely reminiscent of Bosc in size and shape. Fine-grained soft flesh has minimal grit cells. Good canning pear.

Tree is extremely adaptable, growing all over the Northeast. Long, willowy, very flexible branches won’t break even under the weight of its heavy crops. Fared incredibly well during the cold “test winter” several years ago when hundreds of northern Maine pear trees died to the roots. Extremely hardy and highly recommended for coldest districts.

A good pollinator for other varieties. Scab resistant. Z3.

929 Patten
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L929A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L929B: 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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