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. 

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.

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