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OHxF® 333 Semi-Dwarf Pear Rootstock

Pyrus rootstock 'OHxF® 333 clonal rootstock'
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OHxF 333 [50-70%]--- A superior selection to replace Province Quince as it is much more hardy. 50-70% of standard size. Resistant to fire blight and pear decline. Does not sucker. Well anchored and productive. Does well on a variety of soils.Very limited in availability.

The "OHxF" rootstocks are better named the "Old Home by Farmingdale" rootstocks, but that is a real mouthful. They have a very interesting history. The original "Old Home" tree and "Farmingdlae" trees were discovered in an Illinois orchard where they were sufferring no fire blight like the rest of the orchard. Prof. Reimer of Oregon State University took clones home and cross-bred them. Over a period of time, many people became interested in the progeny of these two trees, but a private nurseryman named Lyle Brooks really developed them into the rootstock that they are today.

Rootstock for Backyard Nurserymen