What kind of tree?

Discussion in 'Fruit Trees' started by catscratch, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. catscratch

    catscratch Well-Known Member

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    Southeastern KS. Very tart. Appears to be mature and is currently dropping. I'm posting for another member who can't pics to load...[​IMG]

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    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    It's a wild pear. Looks to have a lot of Callery in it's lineage.

    Looks a lot like this one:

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    Thanks fellas, I’m that guy. :)
     
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    I have one similar to that one too on a property I hunt in MD. Not sure what it is???
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    Not dropping yet. Holding tight.

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    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    It's the same thing. As a general rule, they do hold late before dropping, and most will drop in November around here. They generally rot quickly after hitting the ground and are very bitter and mealy. However, they are like any other fruit - there will be variations in individual trees.
     
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    Thanks!!!
     
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    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    On anything that you think may be of interest to the deer - I would put up a cam to see. Wildlife in general may or may not use the fruit depending on it's different traits. If the fruit is simply rotting....it's not doing your habitat much good. At that point consider top working/grafting the tree to a more useful variety. My biggest concern is the spread of a non-desirable tree/shrub.
     
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    I used to only worry about trees and shrubs that I knew added little value, but then I found out some of them can fool you into believing they are helping when the truth is something else.

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