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Re: Pears

Cyndi, these folks sell hardy figs. I have "Peter's Honey" growing here in z 6 Idaho. It froze to the ground last year, grew back & produced figs. My growing season wasn't long enough to harvest any, but I got a few 2 years ago after a mild winter.


Hope this helps.
Judy B

From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:48 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Pears

I could grow French prunes, I expect, I was just looking at what Bay
Laurel nursery has in stock. It's a thought. Decisions, decisions.
I like pomegranates although the whole peeling and seeding thing is
pretty messy, especially when dealing with 50 pounds or so. The tree
isn't the most attractive thing out of bloom but I haven't seen many
attractive fruit trees IMO. Pistachios aren't too ugly I guess (we can
grow those too, another thing I've never tried).
Or there's figs. But I suppose we are too cold for figs.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:12 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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

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


-----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.


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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