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ive accidentally crossed a conference pear with a golden delicious apple to produce a succulent sweet and juicy fruit has anybody heard of this before
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354
    How can you 'accidentally' cross two plants and yet know what it was you crossed?


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,300
    Nashi.  Delicious!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,609
    A Papple, is I believe a thing.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,560
    Think someone might be telling a tall tale here :wink:
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,609
    I've no idea whether the OP has done it, but it is a thing.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • punkdoc said:
    A Papple, is I believe a thing.
    But it’s not an Apple x Pear 

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/may/21/the-papple-tasted-and-tested

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,458
    Asian pears are firm, crisp and apple shaped but have the flavour of pear.
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,609
    You are of course correct, @Dovefromabove, but doing some minimal research, I see that it is theoretically possible to cross an Apple and a Pear, but I can't find any record of it having been done.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,709
    edited September 2022
    https://www.nature.com/articles/1701017a0

    Yup.

    Note the date of the article.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • nutcutlet said:
    How can you 'accidentally' cross two plants and yet know what it was you crossed?
    nutcutlet I have a conference pear tree in very close proximity to a golden delicious apple tree which must have cross polinated the fruit is very nice, has a taste of a french  golden delicious with the smooth texture of a pear and would imagine would make a very nice cider, my knowledge of gardening is very limited and it is only on one branch of the pear tree which is actually touched by a branch from the apple tree that actually bears this fruit the rest of the tree is purely conference pears  
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