University of California

Decline of quince-rooted pear trees in Santa Clara County


L. B. McNelly
J. A. Beutel

Authors Affiliations

L. B. McNelly, Jr., is Extension Technologist, Air Pollution, U.C. Deciduous Fruit Station, San Jose; J. A. Beutel is Extension Pomologist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(1):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n01p10. January 1968.

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Historical Records show that the common quince rootstock has been used in Santa Clara County pear orchards since 1852, and Angers quince since the 1880's. These rootstocks were planted in a wide variety of soils—and frequently on slowly drained soils with perched ground water.

McNelly L, Beutel J. 1968. Decline of quince-rooted pear trees in Santa Clara County. Hilgardia 22(1):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n01p10
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