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Pollination Of Pears

Categories: Fruit Growing

Is it necessary in growing the Comice pear successfully, to put some

other pear near for the purpose of pollination in order to make it

successful? Will the ordinary Bartlett pear do for pollination?

The Comice pear blooms with the Bartlett, and would therefore presumably

be of pollinizing benefit to the Bartlett if the latter should require

such treatment. Common experience in California, however, is that the

Bartlett is self-fertile and not self-sterile as it is commonly reported

in Eastern publications. California practice is, then, to plant