The Q&A Archives: Planting Peaches and Pear trees

Question: I bought two trees last week: (1) Dwarf Kieffer Pear and (2)Dwarf Elberta Peach and put them in my backyard. Labels attached to both trees indicate to use pollinators with them. I have no idea, how to go for that? Please advise. Thanks!

Answer: For fruit trees to bear a heavy crop, they need a different variety for pollination. Your Kieffer pear needs a second pear tree such as Bartlett or Seckel in order to produce fruit; your Elberta peach is self-fruitful and will not need a second peach tree for pollination. Of course, the more peach and pear trees you have, the larger the crop you'll be able to harvest.

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