How do you care for an Asian pear tree?

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Irrigate with enough water to moisten the soil to the tree root ball depth. Established Asian pears should be watered when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down. Established trees require around 100 gallons of water every 7-10 days during dry spells. Caring for Asian pears requires a little pruning as well.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you prune an Asian pear tree?

Pruning is done during the winter dormant period.

  1. Cut the tree back to one main whip 2 to 3 feet from the ground at the time of planting.
  2. Prune the tree again during the winter dormant period after it has gone through one growing season.
  3. Cut back the selected branches by half.

Secondly, how long does it take to grow an Asian pear tree? 115 to 165 days

Keeping this in view, how much sun does an Asian pear tree need?

Pear trees need at least six to eight hours of sunlight a day for decent fruit production. Pears like well-drained soil, so work a soil conditioner into the top 8" to 10" of soil.

How do you keep Asian pears fresh?

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  1. Purchase Asian pears that are not bruised. Bruised fruit does not store well.
  2. Store Asian pears for up to one week at room temperature. Place them directly on your kitchen counter-top or store them in a bowl.
  3. Store Asian pears for up to three months in your refrigerator or other similarly cold place.

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What is the best fertilizer for a pear tree?

Fertilize them two weeks before they blossom in the spring of their second year and thereafter. You can also use ammonium nitrate as a fertilizer for pear trees. Use 1/8 pound multiplied by the age of the tree. Use less if you have very fertile soil already.

How tall should a pear tree be?

*Some fruit trees, like pears, have more of a conical (narrow but tall) growth habit – these trees naturally won't have much of a wide spread: Dwarf pear trees will be 8-10 feet tall and spread about 6-7 feet wide; Standard pear trees will be 18-20 feet tall and 12-13 feet wide.

Why are my pears so small?

Apples and pears are thinned to one or two fruits per cluster, with at least six inches between fruits when the total crop is heavy. If a too-heavy crop is due partly to too much fruiting wood on the tree, some of the thinning can be quickly done with pruning shears, perhaps as a part of an early summer pruning.

Where do Korean pears grow?

There are hundreds of varieties in China, Korea, and Japan where these trees are native, and now they are becoming more readily available to American gardeners, too. The beauty of Asian pears is they grow in USDA zones 5 to 9 and many varieties only grow 8-to 15-feet tall, making them perfect for a small yard.

Where is the best place to plant a pear tree?


Pear Tree Planting Guide. When picking a location for your tree, try to find a well-drained area with sandy loam soil. This is the best for pears, but as long as there is good drainage your tree should thrive. Place your tree in full sun for the best growth and production rate.

Can a peach tree pollinate a pear tree?

Nearly all common varieties of apricot, peach, nectarine and sour cherry are self-pollinating. Other fruit trees, like most apple, plum, sweet cherry and pears are cross-pollinating or self-unfruitful. However, even if the trees are considered compatible, other factors can interfere with pollination.

What type of pear tree do I have?

Look at the size and shape of your tree. Callery pear trees can grow up to 40 feet tall, but other pear trees usually mature at around 20 feet tall. Common pear trees have branches that are more spread out than that of the Bradford or Chanticleer pear, which tend to grow in a narrower, oval shape. Examine the fruit.

Why is my pear tree not fruiting?

Healthy trees produce healthy fruit. If a pear tree is weak, stressed or diseased, it will produce very little fruit or poor quality fruit. If a pear tree has no fruit, it may also be due to the fact that it did not receive the necessary amount of cold weather to break dormancy and encourage new growth.

How do you plant a Bartlett pear tree?


To produce fruit Bartlett pears need to be planted near another European pear tree, such as "Bosc," for pollination.
  1. Plant in well-draining soil.
  2. Place a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the tree.
  3. Water newly planted trees weekly for the first year.

How do I get my pear tree to bear fruit?

Check your pear tree's variety's chill hour requirements against the chill hours in your area. Pear trees that get too few chill hours will not break dormancy, which means that they will not produce flowers that open. Pears require between 200 and 1,500 chill hours, depending on variety.

Who is pear Annoying Orange?

The show is centered on Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer), who resides on a fruit cart display in a kitchen with other objects such as his best friend, Pear, an irritable but geeky Bartlett pear (also voiced by Boedigheimer).