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#1092226 - 12/19/08 08:15 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: CWT]
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I have a friend that experiences amazing success growing sawtooth oaks from acorns. He puts each acorn in a 2" diameter, foot-long section of PVC pipe filled with potting soil and keeps dozens of these pipes in his greenhouse during winter. Once the sapling is up, he can slide the entire sapling and root combination out of the pipe and he has a ready-made "containerized" tree to that is easily planted.

I would love to see if this works well with fruit trees.
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#1092248 - 12/19/08 08:26 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: BSK]
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That is a really good idea... I had not thought about PVC pipe. I already have a few wild pears, ranging from 25-30ft to 8ft. I know the 8ft one was started from seed. So it can be done.
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#1092308 - 12/19/08 08:52 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: TS_13]
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I have grown persimmon seedlings in the PVC pipe "containers", and it works very well.

I germinated both some apple and pear seeds from a neighbor's farm old fruit trees (they are at least 40-50 years old)- I have no idea of what type they are, but they germinated pretty well (about 40-50% germination). Unfortunately, I only put plastic tree protectors around the ones I set out last year instead of some of my spare wire tomato cages and the deer ate them down to the main "trunk". I need to go back and try to find some fruit that the deer missed and grow up another batch to set out next fall.

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#1092313 - 12/19/08 08:53 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: woodchuckc]
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Those "old homestead" pears and apples are what I'm looking for. They are extremely hardy and disease resistant. Unfortunately, no one seems to know what species these apples and pears are.
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#1092391 - 12/19/08 09:25 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: BSK]
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BSK, provided I can get seed and get them germinated this winter, I'd be glad to start some extras for you. It wouldn't be too big of a trip for you to make it to my place from your Humphreys Co. land, or from one of your client's in the Primm Springs area to pick them up this fall.

Let me know if you are interested.

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#1092494 - 12/19/08 10:26 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: woodchuckc]
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I would love to give it a try. But all the pears have dropped already. The ones I am looking for are really huge but normally shaped pears. Trees have knarly bark and often grow thick and twisted.
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#1092506 - 12/19/08 10:31 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: BSK]
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I have a Pear Tree (domestic) that is at least 40-50 yrs old if not older. i can bear hug it, its big. The pears stay hard until very late, but they are sweet all summer. they are round not like a regualar pear. BSK you are welcome to some seeds, i was up there 3wks ago and it still had fruit on it. they were really sweet!
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#1100249 - 12/24/08 07:53 PM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: CWT]
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Be aware tht some of these may be root suckers. I planted one that I dug up, cut loose and it didn't produce edible pears like the parent tree, but small ornamental pears like a Bradford. I guess the roostock is Bradford or similar.
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#3157068 - 02/09/13 06:52 AM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: Kbush]
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Mossy Oak has wild deer pear trees I think..
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#3157610 - 02/09/13 05:50 PM Re: Wild Pear Trees [Re: diamond hunter]
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I've been told domestic apples don't grow well from seed.

Not sure how true that is.

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