Two topworked Callery Pears after one year

Native Hunter

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Last year a friend of mine had an ancient old pear tree that had to be cut down, but he didn't want to lose it. I took scions and topworked Callery pear sprouts to save the tree. The pics below are those trees today (about a year later). From his description of the fruit, I suspect that the old tree was a Kieffer. but we should know for sure in a couple more years when the grafted trees start bearing and I can compare them to my Kieffers. PS - I actually did 4 trees. I dug one up and gave to him in the winter and another one got whacked by a strong storm. These two below are the ones I kept.