Pear tree problem

We planted three apple trees, two cherry trees and one pear tree last winter.  Everything is fine and much young fruit on all the trees.  During the past two weeks about thirty small pears have dropped off the tree, with only about eight or ten fruits left.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,475

    Hi donside, that is actually very good news as you shouldn't let a fruit tree produce any fruit in its first year so that the roots can develop properly.  If all those pears were left to grow, it would probably kill the tree, or at least exhaust it and prevent it establishing properly.  Personally, I would either remove the rest of the fruit, or just let 2 or 3 of them mature.  It is quite likely they will drop off anyway. 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • donsidedonside Posts: 16

    TVM.  Good advice.

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