Thread: Are Chanticleer Pears grafted?

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    Are Chanticleer Pears grafted?

    Hi,

    I've got a couple of ornamental pear trees in front of my house which I think are of the "Chanticleer" variety. They're getting a bit old (I know this is a short-lived species), although they're quite healthy. I was thinking of putting in a sapling nearby so that I'll have continuity when the current trees give out. Before I could plant anything, however, a volunteer popped up _exactly_ where I would have planted the sapling!

    It's clearly of the same species--leaves, bark, and growing habits are all the same. It's a solid ten feet tall with very nice form. Nevertheless, I'm curious if I should keep it. Are Chanticleers cultivated via grafting like so many fruit trees? If so, the volunteer came about via fruit taking root and probably won't have some of the desired characteristics of the parents.

    I don't see a graft scar on the parents, but I've noticed that sometimes these can be tough to spot.

    It is also possible that the youngster resulted from suckering, but I don't think so: It's about 15 feet from "mom." This seems a bit far for a sucker.

    Any thoughts on this are appreciated. Thanks!

  2. #2
    pwk16
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    RE: Are Chanticleer Pears grafted?

    It's not grafted and your sprout is either from seed or from a sucker. If it's from a sucker then it's genetically identical to the parent tree. If it's a seed-grown tree then it will be a hybrid between the tree you have and some other pear. It's probably a sucker.

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