When is the best time to prune a Pear Tree,and as I have never done it before where do I begin.
Thankyou for any help.
How old is the tree? Young trees need pruning to get a good structure which will pay dividends when they mature, but for older trees it's more a case of keeping them healthy and productive. Pear and apple trees are pruned in similar ways and now is the time unless you want to restrict growth of a rampant tree which is done in late summer. RHS advice here:
There are a lot of YouTube videos on the subject too.
Our Pear Tree is about six years old,I think we bought it from B & Q,I have tried to prune it a little bit.
There are loads of branches,and when the pears come,they don't get all that big.
Is there something I should feed them with,to get a better yield.
Thanks for your help much appreciated.
It might be carrying too much fruit-it is worth thinning them out at the fruiting stage to get less but bigger pears-if you leave them all on that reduces the size.
You just need to be a bit ruthless-don't consider a pruning as a magical solution-if in doubt don't.
In the ground feeding is not always essential.
Geoff's idea is a good one. Any chance you could post a photo of it? You said it had a lot of branches; If they are all coming from the trunk, it may benefit from reducing the number (5 main branches is considered ideal), but it's difficult to say without seeing it.
I will take a photograph of it tomorrow and try to get it on the gardener's forum.
Thankyou all for your help much appreciated.
This is my Pear Tree
Oh- you got 3 identical trees