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Re: Pears


I like pomegranates too but this stupid chinaberry tree gives me a swift
pain dropping those things everywhere.  oh well, the birds like it.

On 1/29/07, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
> I love pomegranate trees.  I think their flowers are beautiful.  What am I
> missing here?  Of course, I love china berry trees, too -- and sycamores.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 12:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pears
>
>
> > Gotcha about the Asian pear. And that would my reaction to a
> pomegranate;
> > I love having a little grenadine on hand to splash on the lamb chops,
> but
> > the tree's really an eyesore--and enough pomegranates is usually one too
> > many. Are you too cold for a French prune? They're great dried,
> > out-of-hand [no sourness around the stone], and in jam; also muy
> > productive.
> >
> > On Jan 29, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Cyndi
> >>
> >> -----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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> > 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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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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