getting trees to fruit

how do I get  patio cherry and plum trees to fruit. got one of each and had them for three years but no fruit. have been told to plant a pear tree near to help pollination. any suggestions?

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  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Not sure why a pear tree would help.  Is someone pulling your leg?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,768

    Maybe someone's got a pear tree for sale?image

    Seriously, there's absolutely no way a pear tree will affect the pollination of any tree other than another pear.

    Did your trees have plenty of blossom this year?  Did you see any bees around them? 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • I have plenty of fruit trees that produce good fruits every year. I bought it from Leggcreek farm where they offer high quality fruits that have low chilling requirements with lowest price.

  • ThaiGerThaiGer Posts: 165

    Hello Hoe, please look HERE , maybe this help you. You can see, trees need 3-7 years ( dwarf fruit trees less). Greetings, ThaiGer.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,768
    georgek5 wrote (see)

    I have plenty of fruit trees that produce good fruits every year. I bought it from Leggcreek farm where they offer high quality fruits that have low chilling requirements with lowest price.

     

    You have a UK address and you imported trees grown and grafted in Texas?

    You might be familiar with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o image


     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Basically unless your trees are self-fertile you won't get fruit. If that is true you will have to obtain trees that will pollinate them another cherry variety, another plum pollinator. And as Verdun says warmer more sheltered location. wild flowers to encourage polinators(insects)

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