Can I grow pears despite my unsuitable soil?
Maine et Loire, France
Other than growing in a pot or container, which is more trouble than I can be bothered with, is there any way I can succeed with pears in our heavy, calcareous, clay soil. I've planted three pears in six years and each one has died or barely survived. There is an ancient pear tree which has some poor fruit from time to time.
What would I have to do in terms of soil preparation for a dwarf pear tree to succeed despite the unsuitable soil? Or should I just accept the situation and grow more apples?
- 3 Aug, 2009