Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

Giffard -A Pear for Alaska

September 18, 1991

By Bob Purvis Finding pear varieties suitable for Alaska has proven far more difficult than finding suitable apple varieties. My perusal of U. P. Hedrick’s The Pears of New York…

GIFFARD-A PEAR FOR ALASKA

September 28, 1991

By Bob Purvis   Finding pear varieties suitable for Alaska has proven far more difficult than finding suitable apple varieties. My perusal of U. P. Hedrick’s The Pears of New…

ASIAN PEARS

August 28, 1991

Orient come the so-called “Chinese varieties” of Asian pears, which are complex hybrids of-the ussurian pear (Pyrus ussuriensis), the Chinese white pear (P. Bretschneideris), and perhaps other Asian pear species….

SOME PEAR POSSIBILITIES

February 28, 1991

most pears. The fruit, about the size of a ‘Sekel’ pear, is yellow with an orange-red cheek and has no grit. Both were the most disease-resistant pears in the Northwoods…

HARDY PEARS – COMMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS

March 28, 1990

in Anchorage.   In January 1988, I acquisition wood of two edible-fruited Ussurian pears, 1912-238 and 942-358, from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. These two pears both fruited in…

WINTER 1996-97 SURVIVAL

December 9, 1997

…PERCY PLUM PETER PEAR PETROVSKI PEAR PF 10 PF 12 PF 21 PF 39 PF 50 PF 51 PHILLIP PEAR PINK BLOSSOM NANKING PIONEER 20 PIRJA PRECIOUS APRICOT PRINCESS KAY…

BIG NEWS READ ALL ABOUT IT!

December 28, 1991

By Erik Simpson Larry and Laura have successfully grown, the first known edible pear in Alaska—and it happened this year!!! This is apparently a Patten pear tree which produced pears…

New Fruit Variety Trials

June 23, 2003

…shame to graft hardy Russian pears on other pear rootstock, only to have the tree die because the roots weren’t hardy in a test winter. Siberian pear takes -50F with…

1988-89 WINTER HARDINESS REPORT: Purvis

March 12, 1990

…decreasing hardiness, to be Summercrisp, Pioneer #3, Ure, and Sauvignac. It appears that Waterville, a Vermont pear, is significantly less winter-hardy than Sauvignac, a Quebec City pear. Giffard shows considerable…

Fruit Performance Summary for Anchorage and Hope

August 28, 1991

…also has noted that ‘Summercrisp’ grows equally well on European or Ussurian pear rootstocks.   Erik Simpson showed me his two pears, an ‘Arganche’ and a ‘Peter’s Sugar Pear’, both…

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