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shaxs

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Best low chill pear for Southern California
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:07:48 AM »
I live in coastal Southern California. We get 200 to 250 chill hours a year. I am looking for a low chill pear to plant in my backyard. I prefer a more soft flesh than a crisp one. Looking online I was thinking maybe the pineapple pear would be for me. I will need it also keep it pretty small by summer pruning. I'd like to keep it under 10 ft total. Do you have a pair that you would recommend?

AndrewAZ

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Re: Best low chill pear for Southern California
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 12:09:41 AM »
mmm do Google search for RSI nursery in Glendale, AZ.  He has a variety called Waddell giant pear that will work great.  Highly recommend.
May also look into Ayers variety and Asian varieties.

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Re: Best low chill pear for Southern California
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 12:19:25 AM »
Is it a really firm pear?
« Last Edit: August 23, 2019, 12:21:17 AM by shaxs »

 

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