Pear Growth in six years

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  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Things are looking promising:

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  2. g squared 23

    g squared 23 Active Member

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    Holy smokes, I’m excited for you. I’ve got several of those from TWG, hope they hold as late as advertised


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  3. Triple C

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    I can grow Kieffer's with the best of em. Problem is Mother Nature never cooperates. Took these pics yesterday of one of the pears that bout 20 ft tall planted in 2013 or thereabouts. As you can see, mine are already leafed out and loaded in tiny fruit. Just waiting on the April frost to drop down and kill bout 90% of all my fruit. Happens just about every year.
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  4. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Frost pockets. I have them too
     
  5. Triple C

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    I got a bad case of em. 18 mature pear trees across the property and I could have put all the fruit in a 2 gallon bucket last fall. Trees looked like they do above. Loaded with baby fruit. One year...I'm gonna win the frost battle.
     
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    This could be your year!
     
  7. Mennoniteman

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    What's your opinion on pear tree growth between untrimmed and well trimmed? Talking about the first several years after a tree is planted, I've been noticing that trimming a pear tree similar to how you would trim an apple tree seems to slow the growth of pear trees...
     
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    As long as you don't remove too much, I have never noticed any difference in the growth. However, if you remove enough of the limbs that it cuts a significant amount of sunlight energy being absorbed, I can see where it could make a difference.
     

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