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Oikos Ecos Seedling Pear


hybrid Pakistani x Asian x European

 

Planted in NE-Orchard

another used as rootstock to root-graft Cutler Pear to

 

 


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PEARS

Chokepear

Cutler
OikosEcos

L'Anse

Nova

Patten

Sierra

Southworth

Stacey

Summercrisp

pear grafts
 

"Ecos pears were developed from a single tree in Michigan whose Pakistani origins crossed with neighboring Asian and European pears creating this massive genetic mix. Fruits vary from 1-3 inch in size. Fruit is tart and delicious processed into sauce. Tolerant to every soil type except wet. Often used for deer and birds. Some fruits remains in good condition until November and December. Others degrade quickly dropping starting in early September. Some of the selections will stay hung up in  the trees throughout December and January where winter birds eat them as the fruits blet and become mush like. The fruits are also used Processed into jam, jelly or drink, the flavors are similar to a quince mixed with crabapple."



2021 - Seedling doing fine.


2020 - NEOrchard tree wintered well, looks good.    Inside tree dug and Cutler root-grafted to it in April. See Cutler Pear.


2019 - Inside tree top winterkilled but regrew well. Was going to let it grow & top-graft but will root-graft something now as maybe its not as hardy as I'd hoped..

NEOrchard tree no winterkill, looks healthy.


2018 - Purchased from Oikos, planted in fall for rootstock. Planted se area inside fence to graft to and one in NEOrchard to let grow as is.


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Copyright Susan Robishaw
 


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