Cross-pollination of Bartlett and Kieffer Pears - Knowledgebase Question

Catonsville, Ma
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Question by mimeka
April 24, 2009
I plan to plant 2 pear trees: one Bartlett and one Kieffer so that they can cross-pollinate each other. However, I am not sure if this will work since they bloom at slightly different times. Please advise.

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2009
Bartlett Pear trees are self-pollinating, however a pollinator will help the tree bare better fruit. Keiffer Pears are self-pollinating, as well so having one of each will assure lots of bee activity which is what's necessary for a heavy crop. Enjoy your pears!

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