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Chojuro Asian Pear -- can it be pollinated by "regular" pear trees?

 
Tina Paxton
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I want to plant a Chojuro Asian Pear (or two) but wasn't sure if I planted two, would they cross-pollinate each other or do they need a different type of pear?

If they need a different type of pear, would a "regular" pear from a yard across the street work? Many of my neighbors have pear trees in their yards which do produce a green, hard, "pear-shaped" pear. Most don't eat them so in years past we have harvested loads of them and made a delicious pear butter out of them (they are too hard to eat raw). Would these suffice as a pollinator for the Chojuro? I don't want too many pears as I'm not a huge fan of the mealy fruit (pear butter is good though) but love the idea of the Chojuro's butterscotch flavor for eating fresh...
 
R Scott
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We have one Asian pear and it gets pollinated fine from our Bosc. Timing of the blooms is what matters, I guess. We don't like mealy pears either--but they make wonderful juice or cider if you have them.
 
Cj Sloane
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I just planted an Asian pear & a Bosc this year. According to Starkbros they will pollinate each other.
 
allen lumley
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R Scott : I Don't know if its a case of Great minds thinking alike, or what ! But I was going to second your post, And to say what great Cider and Calvados/Apple Jack
-a 50/50 blend with apples makes ! I l@@ked to see whose Thread Extension I was seconding and there is Fellow Member R. Scott !

Yup Great Minds thinking Alike ! Good news on the cross pollination, the seeds are probably sterol though right ? Big AL
 
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