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Featured stories covering pears appear in this issue.

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  • Varieties in the concept pear orchard

Varieties in the concept pear orchard

  • September 1st, 2011

Tony Sunnucks’s concept orchard includes two new varieties developed by Delbard Nurseries in France:

Delsanne (trademark Delbard d’Automne)—A cross of Delbias and Passe Crassane bred [...]

  • Rood stays up-to-date

Rood stays up-to-date

  • September 1st, 2011

Many fruit growers know Paul Rood. The Covert, Michigan, fruit grower is a frequent traveler on International Fruit Tree Association trips, where his opinions [...]

Reviving the British pear

  • September 1st, 2011

British pear growers have been removing pear orchards at an alarming rate because they’ve not been profitable. Now, the East Malling Research Center in [...]

  • Pear heaven

Pear heaven

  • September 1st, 2011

Jan van Dijk uses “run through” nursery trees, which are taller, calmer, and have more feathers than the traditional knip trees. He removes any [...]

U.K. grower demos modern concepts

  • September 1st, 2011

Tony Sunnucks, a fruit grower in Kent, England, is developing a concept pear orchard financed by the U.K. fruit marketer OrchardWorld.

The concept orchard at [...]

  • Quince evaluated for hardiness

Quince evaluated for hardiness

  • September 1st, 2011

Pear trees are inherently inefficient at ­partitioning growth resources to fruit. Modern-day pear rootstock/scion ­combinations typically used in the United States are vigorous, resulting [...]

  • Sticking with pears

Sticking with pears

  • September 1st, 2011

Rood built this platform especially for removing fireblight strikes. Controls let him steer, brake, clutch, shift gears, and control acceleration. Shears or saw on [...]

  • Last Bite

Last Bite

  • September 1st, 2011

The tribute to John McIntosh appears on a blue plaque near Dundela, Ontario, Photo by Alan L. Brown. The lower plaquue is a tribute [...]