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Gelbmostler Pear Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A large perry pear with astringent juice. Also known as Gelbmöstler, Möstler, Drip Pear, Tropfler.

Gelbmöstler grows on a very vigorous, large tree that has good scab resistence. DNA analysis has determined that this tree is triploid, and will therefore require two diploid pollinenizers for full fertility. The bark of the tree has a distinctive tesselated appearance.

Originating from the Lake Constance area in Switzerland and Austria, this tree is first recorded in 1854 by the pomologist Eduard Lucas. Its name means "golden wine pear" and it produces a juice that is very astringent and must be blended to produce a palatable perry. The fruit is fairly large and globular, with a blushed yellow skin that is speckled with russet dots. The flesh is coarse grained. Gelbmostler ripes gradually and has a tendency to drop prematurely, hence one of its alternative names, Tropfler, "drip pear." The fruit quickly becomes overripe and it cannot be stored for any length of time.

In eastern Switzerland, its area of origin, the number of Gelbmostler trees has been significantly diminished by fireblight, and it is no longer recommended for planting in this region.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Gelbmostler Pear Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Gelbmöstler grows on a very vigorous, large tree that has good scab resistence. DNA analysis has determined that this tree is triploid, and will therefore require two diploid pollinenizers for full fertility. The bark of the tree has a distinctive tesselated appearance.

Originating from the Lake Constance area in Switzerland and Austria, this tree is first recorded in 1854 by the pomologist Eduard Lucas. Its name means "golden wine pear" and it produces a juice that is very astringent and must be blended to produce a palatable perry. The fruit is fairly large and globular, with a blushed yellow skin that is speckled with russet dots. The flesh is coarse grained. Gelbmostler ripes gradually and has a tendency to drop prematurely, hence one of its alternative names, Tropfler, "drip pear." The fruit quickly becomes overripe and it cannot be stored for any length of time.

In eastern Switzerland, its area of origin, the number of Gelbmostler trees has been significantly diminished by fireblight, and it is no longer recommended for planting in this region.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: Perry, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersharp
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Lake Constance, Switzerland/Austria/Germany
Introduced in: 1700s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 09 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after Bartlett

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Pear Scab: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid

Pollination Partners

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