Dwarf Pears Not Commercially Grown

Will you kindly give the experience of pear growers in California who

have grown the dwarfs? If you can give me the data or refer me to

persons who can give data showing that the growing of dwarf pears can be

made a commercial success the information will be of great value.

There is no commercial growing of dwarf pears in this State, except some

trees owned by the A. Block Company, Santa Clara. The late Mr. Block had

an old orchard of dwarf trees, planted perhaps forty or fifty years ago,

which he converted into an approach to a standard orchard by removing

alternate rows, and the trees being otherwise treated like standards

have been satisfactorily producing pears for many years. How far these

trees are still on the dwarf roots and how far they have supplied

themselves with roots from the variety growth above, we do not know.

There is no disposition whatever to plant dwarf trees in this State

except among a few amateurs who are making home fruit gardens. In view

of the successful growth of standard trees in this State, there seem to

be no adequate reasons for recourse to dwarf trees.

Duration Of Effect Dwarfing A Fruit Tree facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail