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Pyrus spp.

Common name(s): Pear

Plant type: deciduous medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: late Autumn
Cutting maturity: hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 1000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 65-70 degrees F
Time to rooting: 3-4 weeks
Comment: Need tobe held in 65 degree F storage for three weeks then planted.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: 40 degrees F for 2 months.
Time required for germination: 1 weeks
Comment: Root prune the seedlings.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Winter
Type of graft: whip
Rootstock: 'Quince c.'
Comment: Cambium layers of scion and understock should match. 'Quince' is a dwarfing rootstock.