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For those w/Parker pears??? #6295194
08/05/18 05:42 PM
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Any issue with Fire blight? I want a cross pollinator variety for my Early Gold and Parker is a readily available hardy pear for my zone but info says they are susceptible to Fire blight. Wondering how much of a problem Fire blight is.


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Re: For those w/Parker pears??? [Re: Drakej] #6295596
08/06/18 09:52 AM
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I had some when I lived in Brunswick south of mora never had any trouble with them for the 15 years we lived there, like you we planted them asa pollinator for other varieties and they grew well and we had no trouble even though we just left them alone to do their thing





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Re: For those w/Parker pears??? [Re: Drakej] #6295613
08/06/18 10:24 AM
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Don't know how much you know about fireblight but in south it's an ever present problem. It's driven by humidity levels, particularly at time of bloom. Wet springs are the worst.

My experience in fireblight central is a cultivar has to be resistant or better otherwise it's a futile effort due to the disease pressures and environment. If we had a better climate I'm sure we could grow other cultivars.

I'very never heard of the cultivar you mention so I can't say whether it's resistant or not.

Re: For those w/Parker pears??? [Re: Drakej] #6295745
08/06/18 01:17 PM
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I have Parker growing in my nursery, no signs of fireblight on it. Fireblight is generally not much of an issue here though, as the climate typically doesnt favor it.

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