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  1. #1
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    I have an old pear tree that makes small, not so nice fruit. My neighbor has some delicious pears to eat right off the tree. I was wanting to graft on to the old pear tree. How much can you graft onto and old tree, and is it really worth it?
    jrhelliott@gmail.com

  2. #2
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    Columbia, South Carolina USA
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    Sure can - many orchards are renovated, or switched to more marketable varieties this way. BAsically you cut the tree way back and do a cleft graft and put the new variety on. This will provide fruit fast than planting a new tree. If the roots on the old pear are goo - you might as well use them.

    Do a search for "cleft graft" and you should get some easy to follow instructions.

    Keith
    Bee Sting Honey - So Good, It Hurts!

  3. #3
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    Here's what looks like a nice publication with some decent photos put out by the University of Georgia.

    "Topworking" is what you'll be doing to the pear tree - check out that section.

    Good luck - should be well worth it!

    -Pete

    [size="1"][ March 28, 2006, 05:21 PM: Message edited by: PA Pete ][/size]
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