Pear tree with quince as pollinator?
Janet Wainwright Posts: 3
in Fruit & veg
Your message didn't appear. I think quince is used as a rootstock on pear trees, but I don't think it is used as a pollinator.
I know nothing about this so I'm open to correction. Look on the RHS site; there they will give the pear pollinators; some pears self-fertile some diploid and some triploid. This is entirely from memory so I suggest you do some research.
I have self fertilizing Quince and I have a pear,so I am hoping this year the pear will produce.
hi, thanks for the replies, basically I have a very small garden with a large wall and I hoped I would get away with planting one large trained tree. I already have a quice growing along my fence and couldn't find anything about cross polination though I know it is used as a root stock. I suspect it isn't going to work. I'll have a look at the RHS website as suggested. thanks for your help.
I'm fairly certain that quince will not pollinate pears - I've checked and double checked on the web and can't find anything about this and I'd have thought that if it worked there'd be something out there.
I'm growing a Concorde pear as an espalier 'fence' along one side of our terrace - it is self-fertile but I hope it will be 'helped' by our neighbour's Conference which is in the right pollination group.
I'm with Verdun, I'd go for a couple of cordons if you don't have room for anything bigger