Pear tree - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Zurich, Il
Question by amayaalfredo
September 25, 2010
Can the fruit pear tree be pollinated by a flowering pear tree?


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Answer from NGA
September 25, 2010

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Ornamental pear trees have sterile flowers (that's why they don't produce fruit) so they won't serve as pollinators for a fruiting pear tree. You'll need two different pear cultivars for cross pollination and both must be fruit bearing trees.

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