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polly
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: cooking pears Reply with quote

Would anyone know where I could purchase cooking pear trees?
I am finding it very hard to get any information about them.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may be able to get some help here:

http://www.irishseedsavers.ie/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: cooking pears Reply with quote

Thanks Sive, have been on that site, they only do apples!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Polly- these guys should definitely be able to find something for you! They have a good list of Pear trees under the Fruit section.

http://www.futureforests.net/default.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Liz D
have been to Future Forest, they had nothing either, and they usually have
everything! Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the best varieties of cooking pears are : Williams Bon Chretein
Buerre Clairgeu
Pitmaston Duchess
Vicar of Winkfield
Catillac
St Germain
hope this is helpful. I remember well when I was asked this question about nearly 60 years ago.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much Michael!
Much appreciated.There is not
much information out there about
cooking pears.
Again thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooking pears are treated like eating pears, they are slower to start fruiting and fruit needs to be thinned out where too many fruits set.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Michael!
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