Friut tree - Knowledgebase Question

Clayton, No
Question by scarson9
April 19, 2010
I bought an Asain pear tree and the tags say needs a polenizer, what does this means?
When would you spray a friut tree to protect the fruits fron critters?
Thanks for all your help.

Answer from NGA
April 19, 2010


Like most fruit trees, Asian pear trees will produce a heavier crop if a second variety is planted nearby. You'll need to check the tag for the cultivar you've purchased and plant a second, different cultivar in your yard. The most commonly grown Asian pears are Hosui, Niitaka, Olympic, and Shinko. Shinko is the most disease resistant of them all so try to include this one in your garden. You can expect fruit 2-3 years after planting your trees. Unless your trees are exhibiting insect or disease problems, no sprays are necessary. Good luck with your new trees.

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