This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Unknown origin. Stacyville, Maine.
Medium-sized obovate-obtuse-pyriform pears are light yellow with an orange to greyish-red blush. The sweet fruit has a delicious citrusy aftertaste. Although the fruit is good fresh eating, we prefer to cook it. Precocious and productive. Our tree gives us large crops most years.
Long ago, friends told John about the pear and insisted he make the trip to Stacyville in southern Aroostook County. When he finally saw it himself, he thought the 50' vase-shaped tree was an elm. That tree, held together with cables, was extremely old but still bearing huge crops.
Appears to be self-pollinating. Disease resistant, extremely hardy and very vigorous. They don’t keep for long; use them up quickly! Rare. 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 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 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 ($4.50/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.