Pears finally fruiting, so do I need to remove some fruit?

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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,385
    Update on the unknown pear tree that turned out to be an apple tree... we are now the proud owners of seven large walnut-sized apples... fingers crossed they make it to full size! We now think we have two apple trees and four pears. The latter may flower one day... living in fruitless hope, perhaps  ;)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,431
    I believe pears need another suitable pear nearby for good cross pollination but you would need to know which variety you have first - and with no fruit, that's a tall order. Are there any fruit nurseries within reach who could advise?
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,385
    Hi Lizzie, the four pear trees haven’t ever flowered, so far as we know, so it might be a few years yet before we have to worry about pollination or which varieties they are. There are three varieties most commonly sold in the local nurseries so I can say with some confidence, they will be one of or a combination of those three. Same with the apples, folks are not very adventurous around here, variety-wise, which means, judging by the colour, they are probably Fuji.
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