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Old 01-07-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
doccat5
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Oh my, I have zone envy. LOL I'm not sure they'd taste so good after that, but many pears have to be picked and then ripened. At least mine are that way. I have 2 Boscs and a Sheckel. Look ugly as anything, but boy are they good eating! So sweet. They're primarily a canning pear, so I do them up that way and also make pear butter and jelly with them. I can't grow the Barlett varieties here, too much trouble with cedar apple rust, but both of those types are highly resistant to a lot of those kind of problems, so that's not an issue.

I'm going to try my hand at grafting from one to the other this year. See if I can get one of the Bosc whips to take on the Schekel. Been a while since I've done any of that, but I figure it's worth a try.
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