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Have a pear tree approx 8 years.Never produces fruit only leaves.Apple tree next to it produces apples nearly every year.Any ideas to rectify problem greatly appreciated Thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,157

    Do you know the variety of pear?  Does it have blossom each year?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    hi could you check the surrounding soil ,perhaps this could this be a shortage of phosphorous needed for flowering or fruiting, not and expert only suggesting

    good luck Alan
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Is it self-fertile or has it got a pollinator nearby?  Maybe you need a compatible pear tree in the garden.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    it may need another pear tree to help pollination ,I gather it is not a self -pollinating tree,if there are no others in the gardens or maybe it needs pruning.

  • Not sure of the variety.Never saw blossom or flowers on it.May try getting another pear tree although have limited space. I dont have much gardening experience and really appreciate all your suggestions Thank you

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,281

    If you only have room for one pear tree the conference is self fertile, whereas most others will need another variety as pollinator.

  • iHello I have the opposite problem to you when I moved into my house 3 years ago I was told That  the apple tree in my garden was some kind of cooking apple but it never fruits I planted another apple tree in case it needed a pollinator but still no sign of any blossom let alone fruit yet the new tree is bearing fruit and my small pear tree also has a few fruit . Any suggestions ?

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