Pear Tree Grafts

It would seem that the graftings of other varieties of pear tree to the primary “host” pear tree are thriving IMG_1860(this is a 3-in-1 tree, 3 varieties of pear). A friend wondered if these might be suckers of the host tree, but I’m suspecting not.  Upon closer inspection of this sapling, the leaves of the host and the grafts are someone different: the ones for the host are narrower while those of the grafts are wider and rounder.

If they ultimately do prove to be suckers, I will snip them off right away, to prevent competition for nutrients with the host tree. More likely, the thriving grafts will also produce juicy pears. The two pears that are growing on this tree are still a bit small, but I am sure that they will be quite delicious!

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE:  Pear seeds are highly toxic if ingested.  More information on toxic plants can be found here:


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