Pears dropping off!
Firstly, thanks to everyone who replied to my begonia query.My next problem is: I have 3 young pear trees (various varieties) all of which produced what looked to be very promising looking fruit. There were only about half a dozen on each but all looked healthy enough until for no apparent reason they all started falling off before reaching fruition. The trees all look healthy, have plenty of light & don't lack water (obviously!). Is there anything I should have done that I haven't? Please advise all you experienced pear producers!! Thanks to Owdboggy fo your answer but the problem is that the pears are dropping off when they're still really small-about a third of the size of a fully grown fruit so it's really the question of premature dropping that bothers me. Any ideas??
Owdboggy! I think you have hit the proverbial nail on the head-these trees are mere slips of things being only 3 years old so it seems as tho' it'll be a couple of years yet before I can proudly claim they outstrip anything I can buy!! Thanks for putting my mind at rest!
- 30 Sep, 2008