In the spring we grafted multiple good pear varieties onto Bradford pear trees:
Unfortunately, after we did, we got a hard frost which killed some of the grafts.
And then the cows got some of the others.
Yet, we still had great success on a few of the scions we grafted, getting over 8′ of growth since spring:
At least we’ll get something out of it! Those branches are likely to bloom this coming spring, thanks to the large root stock we grafted onto. As for the rest of the failed grafts, we may just have to try again.