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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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.