no pears - Knowledgebase Question

east providence, Rh
Question by jfb71962
June 22, 2010
we have a pear tree. had tree for ten yrs , but no fruit. how come and what can we do about it . thanks

Answer from NGA
June 22, 2010


I'm not sure why your tree is not fruiting, but here are some pointers. Pears usually need to be four to six years old in order to bear fruit. In addition, extreme winter cold or a late frost can damage flower buds so they do not open. If the plant doesn't bloom, it can't bear fruit. Once it blooms, there also needs to be successful pollination in order for the tree to set fruit. In most cases, this means growing two different varieties of pear rather than just one kind or just one tree. Hope this information helps you determine what might be going on with your tree.

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