Pear fruit failures. I have had my pear tree for five years. It's on dwarfing rootstock and I'm pretty sure it is a self pollinator, as I don't tend to buy fruit that isn't self-pollinating. Anyway, every year the blossom is great and the pears seem to set. They grow to about the size of a sunflower seed and then they all drop off. Now, last year someone said perhaps they aren't properly pollinated. So, assuming the tree is NOT a self-pollinator, my question is, would the flowers not be pollinated by all the ornamental Weeping Pear trees that are growing in every garden in the street behind mine? Thanks for reading my question! Here is a photo of how they look right now....
Wonderful news...the pear tree finally set fruit, only a few, about 4 to be precise, but all ripening nicely other than the one the gales blew off which is in my kitchen!
- 9 May, 2011