Non-fruiting Pear Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Bethel, PA
Question by rshindel
April 15, 1998
Why have my 2 six-year-old Bartlett Pear trees not produced any fruit yet?


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Answer from NGA
April 15, 1998

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Your problem is easily remedied by planting a different variety of pear nearby to cross pollinate. Sometimes Bartlett trees will self-pollinate, but as you've found, the waiting can be frustrating. To make matters slightly more complicated, Seckel will not cross pollinate with Bartlett so choose a variety other than Seckel. Better luck next year!

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