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Nova Pear


unknown seedling ~ introduced by St.Lawrence Nursery NY


branch grafts 2018 on usser5, Stacey, Summercrisp, choke


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Tree is spreading, low vigor, precocious. Fruit is large, round, melting, and juicy, of good quality, and may be used either green or ripe. Hardy to about -45F ... Late Summer. Large yellow roundish dessert pear with melting juicy flesh. smooth creamy texture and a thin skin. Wonderful dessert pear. Also the best canning, Holds its shape in the jar. Very hardy, though not quite as hardy as Patten. Z3. [hft-ca] z4 can. a sizeable pear with a thin yellow skin and shape that is that of a typical pear but a little rounder with more meat on it. The flesh is juicy and has a silky texture that seems to melt in the mouth. It is among the very best dessert pears but is equally suitable for canning. The pear hangs on the tree well through ripening and is ready for harvest around mid-September. It can be used both green and ripe ...tree is good grower that fruits reliably and with excellent yields. The tree tends towards a smaller and more spreading form ...Sister seedling of Hudar. (SLN) Our best pear, named after our daughter, Nova. Found growing on the Hudar farm in Hammond, NY. (bernie-central alberta) (paraphrased) z3a-can - topworked an old hardy pear with Nova, Hudar, Harrow Delight, Alexander, Moonglow, Anjou. A test winter cold -40F 3x. All died. Previously survived -35F.  

2021 - Cut down badly damaged, dying Stacey Pear, including graft. Graft on Summercrisp doing fine

2020 - Terrible fireblight year.  #1) Stacey '18 - some fb but did OK for quite awhile (Stacey badly infected, lost other grafts).
#2) Summercrisp (no fb) -  Nova graft fine.
#3) chokepear - lost all grafts (except L'Anse) on badly FB'd chokepear
#4) '18 - fb, cut off
#5,6)  '19 on usser5 - w one good, e fb, cut off.

2019 - #1 Stacey - short growth, healthy  //  #2 summercrisp - no new growth but healthy, many dark leaves
          #3 chokepear - 4" +leaves   //   #4 usser5 - good, healthy, vigorous. Cut good upright, direct grafted e & w (#5,#6).

2018 - did 4 grafts, all took.
     #1 - (stacey) Good 5" growth tip +3 side buds, healthy
     #2 - (summercrisp) Strong 5" tip + 3" side +2 buds, healthy
     #3 - (chokepear) 3" tip + 1 bud
     #4 - (usser5) Vigorous growth, grafted fairly low, thigh high main shoot plus buds. Let be 2nd trunk?

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