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Re: Ask roy_ell
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 04:48:41 PM »
Hey Bart, I live in S. Carolina, and I have 3 pear trees in my backyard. They are 4 y.o., they have lots green leaves and branches, but as of yet, they bear no fruit. I use a fertilizer, 6-10-10 mixture, is this the correct one to use to get pears? Or should i just pick some up at the grocery.My husband wants a pear tart, and he's getting impatient. Please help!

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 05:26:24 PM »
Hey Bart, I live in S. Carolina, and I have 3 pear trees in my backyard. They are 4 y.o., they have lots green leaves and branches, but as of yet, they bear no fruit. I use a fertilizer, 6-10-10 mixture, is this the correct one to use to get pears? Or should i just pick some up at the grocery.My husband wants a pear tart, and he's getting impatient. Please help!
I have a couple of pears in the yard... Late frosts will kill your efforts if it is after they flower. (my trees are hardy to the point one is from Siberia- but it does not help if I get frost after they bloom.)  You need pollinators (my neigbours and I plant a ton of flowers and fruits so solitary bees are plentiful.  Oh, and moths also can pollinate.)  If they are all the same variety (I would bet they are), you are screwed.  You need more than one variety to cross pollinate like so many other crops (Haskap, apple and the likes.)  Plant another variety.

Also, too much fertilizer or over pruning is one of the bigger problems.  Read about it here. https://extension.psu.edu/home-orchards-why-is-there-no-fruit-on-my-tree

(I'm really curious if you have three trees but only one variety?)  "Therefore, you must plant two different varieties if you want to produce fruit. There are also varieties that produce sterile pollen and need to be planted with at least two other varieties."

Yeah, I' m not Bart, but I grow fruit trees on the Canadian prairies.  ;)

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Re: Ask roy_ell
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2018, 04:21:17 PM »
I have a couple of pears in the yard... Late frosts will kill your efforts if it is after they flower. (my trees are hardy to the point one is from Siberia- but it does not help if I get frost after they bloom.)  You need pollinators (my neigbours and I plant a ton of flowers and fruits so solitary bees are plentiful.  Oh, and moths also can pollinate.)  If they are all the same variety (I would bet they are), you are screwed.  You need more than one variety to cross pollinate like so many other crops (Haskap, apple and the likes.)  Plant another variety.

Also, too much fertilizer or over pruning is one of the bigger problems.  Read about it here. https://extension.psu.edu/home-orchards-why-is-there-no-fruit-on-my-tree

(I'm really curious if you have three trees but only one variety?)  "Therefore, you must plant two different varieties if you want to produce fruit. There are also varieties that produce sterile pollen and need to be planted with at least two other varieties."

Yeah, I' m not Bart, but I grow fruit trees on the Canadian prairies.  ;)
All 3 are Bartlett variety.

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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2018, 10:28:58 PM »
What do you call an uninformed pachyderm?

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Re: Ask roy_ell
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 12:42:44 AM »
All 3 are Bartlett variety.
I would call your local garden center.  Anything that will not survive -40 is not plated in my yard. A quick google has some saying that they are self fertile, others suggesting that they be planted with a pollinator. 

Lots of sources say that they should at least set some fruit without any other variety (more productive with another variety, but should produce something.) But a site like this shows Bartlett not pollinating Bartlett's.  The chart says you need a d'Anjou, Bosc or Comice.  As I don't grow them, I really cannot say who is right- but your local nursery should know.

http://www.amherstnurseries.com/FruitTreePollinatorsChart-id-51.html

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 12:42:44 AM »