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Post  JimLewis on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:06 pm

My pear is leafing out much too early this year. It's going to spend the next month moving into and out from protection.


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Re: A bit too early

Post  leatherback on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:08 pm

Very early indeed! Was it in a greenhouse or something?

It still is a great tree though Very Happy

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:16 pm

leatherback wrote:Very early indeed! Was it in a greenhouse or something?

Nope. It has been out on my bench all winter -- which has been fairly mild, but we have some cold weather on the way.

It still is a great tree though :D

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:15 pm

JimLewis wrote:My pear is leafing out much too early this year. It's going to spend the next month moving into and out from protection.


I said it before, and I have no problem repeating it, still one of my alltime favs in here...
quite a rare thing to see, a pear bonsai, a good one even more rare Smile

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Re: A bit too early

Post  Just Mike on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:42 pm

everything is starting to wake up for me...a couple are already covered in new leaves...my climate is a bit different, but this is too early even for here...

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:59 pm

jim my larches last year popped way to early too and they would be going in and out of protection i call that the bonsai shuffle

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Post  gman on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:22 am

Very nice looking tree Jim, is the deadwood natural or man made?
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Re: A bit too early

Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:08 pm

When it was a twig, I took a sharp knife and split the trunk, starting just above the first branch. I held it apart for an entire growing season with a small block of wood. I've carved it into a hollow since.

For once, it was an experiment that worked.

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Re: A bit too early

Post  Joao Santos on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:25 pm

Do you have any picture of the tree with fruits Jim? Or you don't let them grow?


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Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:28 pm

I have to get flowers first, and it has never bloomed for me. The tree grew from a seed under its full-sized parent, which bloomed profusely along my drive where I used to live, but in the many years I've grown this one, I've never had even a flower bud. Don't know why.

The fruit on its parent tree was hard and about the size of a golf ball (and probably tasted like one, too.)

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Re: A bit too early

Post  Joao Santos on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:00 pm

OK

Just asked because I have a little pear tree that i don't know the species, that has a small green tasty pears.

Just air layered it last year from the mother. Now we have to wait for it to settle down a bit

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:52 pm

My Chinese Quince and a couple of my maples have started showing some green. They are now repotted and kept in temp. above freezing. Some of my other deciduous trees are still dormant like crabapple, elm, and hornbeam.

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Post  timahlen on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:37 pm

My U. Parvifolias have been leafing out for the last two weeks and my maple buds are ready to bust out. Pine candles are starting to swell as well. It has been on average a way too warm winter in Dallas TX..

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Re: A bit too early

Post  bonsaisr on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:58 am

Joao Santos wrote:I have a little pear tree that i don't know the species, that has small green tasty pears.
The domestic pear is Pyrus communis var. sativa. The variety you describe is probably what we call Seckel pear. It is the most common cultivar for backyard amateurs in this part of the country because it stays small and is disease resistant.

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Post  Twisted Trees on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:30 pm

Unfortunately the periodic global warming season has failed to arrive here yet. I'm anxious.

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Post  abcd on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:59 pm

When a tree grew from a seed, you are not sure to have the same colours of flowers , because of the mix of genetics characters of the father and the mother .
I f you want to have the same characteristics, cutting or air layering are better, flowers appears one or two years later.
With a seed, 10 or 15 , 20 years are necessary

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:49 pm

Well, Pears won't have the flower-color problem. White with a touch of pink is what pears do.

With a seed, 10 or 15 , 20 years are necessary

Well, this little tree germinated about 1990. It was dug in '93 or '94, and has been in a bonsai pot since 1995, so it should be about ready!

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Post  Joao Santos on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:34 pm

bonsaisr wrote:
Joao Santos wrote:I have a little pear tree that i don't know the species, that has small green tasty pears.
The domestic pear is Pyrus communis var. sativa. The variety you describe is probably what we call Seckel pear. It is the most common cultivar for backyard amateurs in this part of the country because it stays small and is disease resistant.

Hi,

Just googled p. communis sativa and it's not the one.
When mother or daughter fruits, I'l post a picture

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Post  Twisted Trees on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:06 pm

andre_f wrote:jim my larches last year popped way to early too and they would be going in and out of protection i call that the bonsai shuffle
Mine popped early as well. We had an unusually early warm spell followed by hard frosts. I still left my larch outside without any ill effects.

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Re: A bit too early

Post  marie1uk on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:11 pm

Ever considered thread grafting to get some nice flowers Jim?

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:28 pm

marie1uk wrote:Ever considered thread grafting to get some nice flowers Jim?

No. I figure time will eventually do it. I just hope I'm still here.

What would I graft?

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Re: A bit too early

Post  Ryan B on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:57 am

All my stuff leafed early. Hopefully I won't have to do too much moving, I've set up the greenhouse, and unless things go below 28 I'll be okay with that level of protection.
My favorite two Nashi bonsai I've seen we're both at Bill Valavanis's IBA. Bradford and other fruiting sports of Callery pear at so common, I went out and bought several large grafted garden trees and started big layers. Here's hoping.
Here are links to Bill's two pears, if memory serves, the first is in Ikkou pot, and the second is in an old Canton ware pot, Russell can chime in about that one ;-) (he had another that the top was being layered on, I didn't get an image).
http://japanesepots.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/20130225-234224.jpg
http://japanesepots.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/20130225-234244.jpg
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Http://JapaneseBonsaiPots.net/

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