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Question: Pear tree branch

sorry for my crazy question!

since both species are of the same family, is it possible to graft a pear tree on an apple tree graft holder?

I thank you for your kind attention

Yours sincerely


Pear tree graft: Answer: Pear tree graft

Dear Daniele,

We thank you for contacting us about the questions on the grafts, through the expert's section of "Gardening.it".

The pear tree (Pyrus comunis) belongs to the Rosaceae family, and is an arboreal plant of great importance cultivated in various Italian areas, which is believed to be native to Asia.

It belongs to the same family as the APPLE (Malus Comunis) but is a different genus (PYRUS and MALUS), which limits its pollination between these 2 plants.

Normally the pear, in the cultivated version P. comunis Sativa, has various species both wild and ornamental, as well as subspecies of the western and eastern type.

The grafting is preferably on selected pear trees (free graft holder) or on selections of COTOGNO (Cydonia Oblunga - Fam. Rosacee) such as Quince C or the famous BA 29.

From this premise it is clear that even if it is not done normally, at an amateur level it is potentially possible to make grafts between apple tree and pear tree.

It remains to be verified that there is no disaffinity between the various species since even in the pear tree, e.g. Kaiser and William cannot be grafted with Quince. In these cases an "intermediate" such as the Passa Crassana variety is used.

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