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American Pomological Society

Volume 20 Number 4 Article 9 Pages: 76-77
Year 1966 Month 10
Title: The Mericourt Pear from Tennessee
Author: B.S. Pickett
A new pear variety names 'Mericourt', developed by the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, has been released. The crossing and selection work was initiated by Dr. J.A. McClintock, former member of the Horticulture Department, in 1928. Dr. Brooks Drain continued the work when Dr. McClintock left the staff. Following Dr. Drain's retirement a few years ago, the Horticultural staff maintained a close watch on the selections. Among them was one designated as Tenn. 38S63.

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