So far, so good; the crop looks healthy, unaffected by scab or any of the pests that troubled other varieties on this row of cordons.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Pear: Rogue Red - set
Another experimental graft, just a single spur of a little-known variety, Rogue Red, from wood supplied by Brogdale. This is the first year it's set a crop (I think the squirrels knobbled ALL of last year's set) so I'm crossing my fingers for this year. I think only the three larger fruitlets will survive and not drop.