In April I undertook an experiment: I grafted pear scions onto a hawthorn tree growing at a friend’s house.
My original post on this experiment is here.
Out of the many grafts I undertook, four seem to have stuck.
I posted a video a few days ago – check it out:
The interesting thing about this: if the pear scions keep growing and work out, they’ll be growing in a place that’s rather inhospitable to most decent fruit trees. This is some hot, sandy, dry scrubland. The hawthorns can handle it, so as a rootstock they should really do well.
We’ll see how things turn out for the pears grafted onto hawthorn long-term but I’m encouraged to see these guys growing so far.
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