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Common pear

Post  Vlad on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:27 pm

Current height in the winter look: 16 cm
Width:  23 cm

Collected in Central Bohemia in the outskirts of Prague in 2009/2010

This small pear used to be a part of the root system of the mother pear tree.  No own roots, nice short chubby trunk and a jungle of branches - live and dead.  I have tried to promote the growth of its own root system first making few notches and brushing the growth hormone in and then airlayering the feeder.  Finally the tree has produced TWO (2  Sad ) tiny roots.  At that time I have lost my temper and cut it of with a good part of the mother root.  

The next season after the brutal ( I know  Embarassed ) collection the pear has produced few leaves and there was no other visible growth.  Copy paste for the next two seasons.  Finally last year there were new shots and the same in this year.   Unfortunately there are roots growing only from a single location. The good point though - the cambium all around the base of the trunk is alive.  So I plan to graft  few seedlings next season.




Pears wear a great autumn carnival dress





Winter look 2015

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Re: Common pear

Post  augustine on Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:02 pm

Vlad,

Very nice.

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Post  Rui Marques on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:19 am

Love it.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:27 pm

while reading the story, i thought "why go to all that trouble ?"

and then i see the last few pictures and i understand !!! Wink

well worth the trouble !!! ThumbsUp

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Re: Common pear

Post  Vlad on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:41 am

Augustine, Rui and Kevin - thank you very much for your + comments.


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Post  appalachianOwl on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:35 pm

Really is some lovely bark, and very nice winter image. May not be the typically desired "fine twiggy", but personally I rather enjoy the rugged texture created with this species and others with similar growth habits. Thanks for sharing with us! -Jacob

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