Monday, July 13, 2015

Pears Grafted Onto Hawthorn: An Update


In April I undertook an experiment: I grafted pear scions onto a hawthorn tree growing at a friend's house.

IT'S ALIVE!!! IT'S ALLLLLIIIIIIIVVVVVVVEEEEE!!!

My original post on this experiment is here.

Out of the many grafts I undertook, four seem to have stuck.

I posted a video a few days ago - check it out:


The interesting thing about this: if the pear scions keep growing and work out, they'll be growing in a place that's rather inhospitable to most decent fruit trees. This is some hot, sandy, dry scrubland. The hawthorns can handle it, so as a rootstock they should really do well.

We'll see how things turn out long-term but I'm encouraged to see these guys growing so far.

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2 Comments:

At July 13, 2015 at 10:56 AM , Blogger Jeremy Millrood said...

Congratulations on another successful graft!!

 
At July 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM , Blogger Cristy said...

Man, that is awesome!! And, for at least a few years, you can grow some fruit where you wouldn't be able to otherwise. I love that you can "marry" a pear and a hawthorn that way. I never knew.

 

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