Pear decline research—Methods of propagating own-rooted old home and Bartlett pears to produce trees resistant to decline
AuthorsH. T. Hartmann
W. H. Griggs
C. J. Hansen
Authors AffiliationsHudson T. Hartmann is Professor of Pomology; William H. Griggs is Professor of Pomology; Carl J. Hansen is Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 16(10):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n10p2. October 1962.
Own-rooted Bartlett pear trees and Bartlett on own-rooted Old Home rootstocks are resistant to pear decline, according to observations in Washington, Oregon, and California. These trees are also vigorous and productive. Bartlett pear, top-budded onto own-rooted Old Home stock, has the additional advantage of blight resistance in roots, trunk, and primary scaffold branches. Practical methods now available for propagating such decline-resistant and blight-resistant trees are discussed in this research report.
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