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Spacing Medlars grafted to Pyrus (pear) Rootstock.

 
Maine Aaron
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I have 3 medlars that i grafted to pear rootstock this spring. I wouldn't have chosen pear, but its all i had on hand when i received medlar scions that where leafing out already. The cultivars are "breda giant" "royal" and "nottingham".

So I was thinking of moving them out of nursery to their final locations this fall, but i am unsure of how wide to space them. Tight is better for me (as i am quickly running out of space for trees), but i have sandy soil so i don't want to crowd the trees to the point where they wont do well enough to produce well.

Also, is would spring transplantation to fall prepared site be a better idea?
 
Cortland Satsuma
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My understanding is they should be spaced the same as you have done your apple trees. Question: How did you get them? The different types are not easy to come by... I am amazed you got three! Medlars are on my list to get and I have no source to date.
 
Maine Aaron
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If you want grafted trees, One green world has them (i'm sure others offer them too). For scions you might try this group: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/scionexchange/conversations/messages or check in with me in a year or so
 
Cortland Satsuma
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Thanks for the information! I will look into it; and, may check back with you in a year or two.
 
Jim Dickie
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The Green Barn Nursery outside of Montreal sells medlars and dozens of other rare fruits, but they aren't cheap...

http://www.greenbarnnursery.ca/SearchResults.asp?Search=medlar&Submit=
 
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