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American Pomological Society

Volume 18 Number 2 Article 9 Pages: 37-38
Year 1964 Month 3
Title: Date of Full Bloom for Pear Varieties in Lafayette, Indiana, 1963
Authors: W.B. Sherman and J. Janick
The beginning and duration of full bloom were recorded in April 1963, for varieties in the pear collection at the Horticultural Farm of Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. These dates, shown in Table 1, present the interval between 95 percent full bloom and petal fall. Full bloom was considered the period when approximately 70 percent of the blossoms were open, Full bloom for 'Bartlett' occurred from April 24-28. The data indicates that the period of bloom for many of these varieties coincided with Bartlett, and, consequently, might be satisfactory pollinators for 'Bartlett'. However, pollen compatibility was not evaluated.

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