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turpentyne

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low-chill Bartlett-like pear
« on: December 07, 2020, 06:01:00 PM »
I was considering adding a pear tree to my yard. My conundrum is that one of my favorites (of store-bought fruit) is a Bartlett pear. but I'm in Phoenix with 300 - 450 chill hours each year, and 115-degree summers. And I don't care at all for the other pears.

Is there a low-chill pear comparable to Bartlett? I like that soft, gritty sweet taste.
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Re: low-chill Bartlett-like pear
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2020, 12:29:28 AM »
There is a nursery in glendale, AZ.  They have a low chill pace variety that fits that bill.  Google RSI nursery in glendale, az

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Re: low-chill Bartlett-like pear
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2020, 09:53:14 AM »
Spalding pear is the closest low chill pear similar to Bartlett in flavor and aroma I have tasted, it is even better eaten slightly underripe at the crunchy stage. Shape can vary from a fat pear shape nearly round to typical pear shape depending on location and climate. I know it does well at least as far South as Gainesville FL. When I lived on the coastal plain of SC at my farm, one year we were over 100 degrees nearly every day of July with little rain and it was not stressed. I think Raintree nursery carries it.

 

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