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RE: Pears

They grow very well here, there are u-pick places just a few minutes
drive from me. But they're not on my list of favorite fruits so I hadn't
really considered it. 
I thought about a pomegranate too, but since my sister-in-law has a big
tree, I'll just keep mooching off her. She seems to be happy to donate
as long as I reciprocate with a couple bottles of grenadine syrup. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:23 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pears

Have you considered the Asian [aka apple] pear? Different species [Pyrus
pyrifolia] from the various European common pears [P. commumis], but
grows in the same zone range--4b to 9a. It's also a better keeper and
more resistant to fire blight. Fruits of the "Korean" cultivar can get
as big as softballs. Very nice.

On Jan 29, 2007, at 11:27 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

>  Can't decide if I want another peach or if I should try a pear tree, 
> we've never grown one of those before.
> Cyndi
Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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