Decline of quince-rooted pear trees in Santa Clara County
L. B. McNelly, U.C. Deciduous Fruit Station
J. A. Beutel, University of California
California Agriculture 22(1):10-12. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v022n01p10.
L. B. McNelly, Jr., is Extension Technologist, Air Pollution, U.C. Deciduous Fruit Station, San Jose; J. A. Beutel is Extension Pomologist, University of California, Davis.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
Historical Records show that the common quince rootstock has been used in Santa Clara County pear orchards since 1852, and Angers quince since the 1880's. These rootstocks were planted in a wide variety of soils—and frequently on slowly drained soils with perched ground water.