Winter Nelis Pear Scionwood


Winter Nelis Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Seedling pear from Belgium, early 19th century. Brought to the U.S. from England in 1823.

Highly regarded as a late-season storage pear by Victorian gardeners, and achieving popularity in the mid 20th century as an export crop from warmer markets in California, Australia and New Zealand.

Medium-sized short roundish-conic-pyriform shape. Cinnamon-colored russet almost fully covering thick green skin, turning yellow when fully ripe. The flesh is slightly green, fine textured, flavorful, juicy, sweet and aromatic. Fruit can remain on the tree through leaf fall in late autumn. Z4.

931 Winter Nelis
Item Discounted
L931A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L931B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
Ordering closed for the season
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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 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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.