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Champanel grape, Southern King Pear, 20th Century pear, Satsuma,
Note From Dr. Natelson
The Tennosui picture was taken
by Bill Adams, the former Extension Agent in Houston and who was at the Abbeville
meeting. The Southern King picture I took. Both of these pears can
be eaten directly off the tree, when ripe. The Tennosui stays white when
cut for days and must have large amounts of anti-oxidants. Both of these
are from a cross of Tennessee X Housi and are the best of the crosses we made
of these two cultivars. They both have good fire blight resistance,
perhaps not as exceptional as Tennessee, but much superior to Housi which
blights badly here. Tennosui is very precocious, bearing in 3 years on Calleryana.
Southern King, less so. I would put the chill requirement of Tennosui at
about 500-600 hours and Southern King at about 550-600 hours. They both
work in Houston, better in our cooler areas. They are both higher
chill than Southern Bartlett which I would put as about 350-450 chill
1992 Left To Right, T .O. Warren, Bill
Rawls, myself Travis Callahan, and Hartwell Cook at Hartwell's home near
Hartwell was the ultimate host and I went
home with a trunk full of things to plant.
I found myself surrounded with 150 years of
fruit growing experience. Sadly the three of them are gone now.
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