This is a twig for grafting. Mid-Late Fall. Pierre Clairgeau intro, Nantes, France, circa 1830.
Large Bartlett-shaped yellow fruit with a beautiful red blush sprinkled with russet. At its best, the fruit is richly flavored, melting, buttery, juicy, sweet and aromatic. Brought to the U.S. around 1854, Clairgeau found its niche for canning and other cooking.
The trees are beautiful, almost ornamental, vigorous, unusually upright, healthy, very productive, bearing young and annually. Quickly spread throughout New York and New England up into Maine, becoming a mainstay of American pear growing at that time. Now mostly forgotten—we’re pleased to be bringing it back. Z4.
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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.