Author Topic: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree  (Read 3407 times)

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ok, I inherited this tree as part of my home purchase. From the taste of previous Asian Owner, I got a lot of fruit trees, mostly tropical, Not a single plant/tree in the yard is non-fruiting ornamental kind except this one. The leaves sometimes look like peach or cherry, but I am yet to understand what it is.

I dont want to cut it off and then regret that it was some fruiting tree that fruits after 12 years and it was in year 11, LOL

I also grafted onto this tree, pears and apples. Scions are fresh and green even after one month, this suggests that information exchanging between rootstock and scions is still happening and scion has not rejected the rootstock yet.

Can anyone ID it? I got pictures showing flowers, trunk/bark, and leaves.







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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 12:56:14 PM »
The flowers look like pear to me....but I am no expert.  I have two Hood Pear trees that flower occasionally and have never set fruit. If it is a pear, it may need the cross pollinating pear tree to set any fruit.  I forget what the cross pollinator was for my Hood trees, but whatever it was, it long since has died.

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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 12:58:37 PM »
Looks like an Asian Pear tree.
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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 01:26:13 PM »
I have a fully mature asian pear tree too, but leaves of that tree are a bit thicker than this tree. I am pretty sure that it is some pear family otherwise the scion grafts of apple and pear would have been rejected already. Instead of pulling it out, I am going to craft it into 6 in one apple and pear combo.

I will keep you posted on progress of grafts.

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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 01:42:34 PM »
The flowers look like pear to me....but I am no expert.  I have two Hood Pear trees that flower occasionally and have never set fruit. If it is a pear, it may need the cross pollinating pear tree to set any fruit.  I forget what the cross pollinator was for my Hood trees, but whatever it was, it long since has died.

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A floridahome, or Pineapple pear will work as a pollinator.

Joe.

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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 01:52:39 PM »
I have a fully mature asian pear tree too, but leaves of that tree are a bit thicker than this tree. I am pretty sure that it is some pear family otherwise the scion grafts of apple and pear would have been rejected already. Instead of pulling it out, I am going to craft it into 6 in one apple and pear combo.

I will keep you posted on progress of grafts.
I'm not entirely sure with my guess in previous post but that's what I lean towards.  There are also MANY varieties of Asian Pears so your other tree does not dictate what Asian Pears should look like.
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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 03:41:00 PM »
A floridahome, or Pineapple pear will work as a pollinator.

Joe.

Thanks Joe. Off hand, do you know who has them or budwood in case I get into a grafting mood?

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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 11:25:17 PM »
A floridahome, or Pineapple pear will work as a pollinator.

Joe.

Thanks Joe. Off hand, do you know who has them or budwood in case I get into a grafting mood?

Harry

Excalibur has the Pineapple Pear. http://excaliburfruittrees.com/fruits.html

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Re: ID This Apple/Pear/Peach/ Or some other wild non-fruiting family Tree
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 09:08:04 AM »
A floridahome, or Pineapple pear will work as a pollinator.

Joe.

Thanks Joe. Off hand, do you know who has them or budwood in case I get into a grafting mood?

Harry


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I have the buds if you need then. If you have a Hood Pear then you want a pollinator like Pineapple, Floridahome, Baldwin,Golden boy, or Le Conte. These are Low chill pears and would work for your zone. Pineapplea&Floridahome being the best for your zone

Murahilin,

I don't know why Excalibur is selling some of the pear trees that they are?

Moonglow is a 500 chill hour pear
Seckel is a 450-600 chill hour pear
Bartlett is a 800 chill hour pear, unless this is a Southern Bartlett pear which is still to far south.

Do these Varieties pear trees bear fruit down your way? I figured it would be to warm. They are all excellent eating pears but i didn't know they would grow(I mean Bearing) that far south.

Joe.

 

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