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Q.Bradford pear tree “fruit”

Anonymous added on December 26, 2014 | Answered

It is now winter and we have a number of Bradford pear trees that have clusters of small fruit growths. A number of robins are eating these “fruits”. My question is, do these “fruits” become the blossoms in the spring? Our trees were planted 11 years ago and do not bloom fully in the spring.Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Answered on December 29, 2014

The small fruits are just that - the fruits produced by the flowers that you had in the spring. The new flower buds are tiny things on the branches that no self-respecting bird would be interested in. The paucity of flowers probably has more to do with the variety of tree than anything else. Here is an article that you might find informative: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ornamental-pear/bradford-pear-tree.htm

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