|Asian pear graft. Hamese. Whip and Tongue.|
|Asian pear graft. Mishirasu. Whip and Tongue.|
I don't think it's beneficial to let them fruit the first year. Wood may not be strong enough for the weight of the fruit. Bearing would decrease stem growth. I think it's OK to allow blooming, which might also help pollinate the established branches and 1-year-old grafts.
It looks like a couple of the 1-year-old grafts might also bloom. I might let those bear fruit so I see what they are. Forgot to label them last year.
The Hosui stock had buds in various states of development. I want the grafted varieties to pollinize the Hosui, and vice versa, for better yield. Or for yield at all.
|Hosui bud. This is the stock. The framework I am adding more varieties to.|
|1 year old Asian pear cleft graft.|