I have a pear tree that is about 4 years old and is not yet bearing fruit. The trunk, branches and leaves are very healthy. At the base of the tree, there are sprouts appearing. Should I trim or cut them off? The sprouts are actually growing out of the trunk of the tree. Thanks, I appreciate your help.
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Do you have just one pear tree?
You will need more than one tree of a different variety in order to have proper pollination.
Also your trees may not bear fruit for the first five years, depending on the variety.
I would trim away the little branch sprouts that you are seeing at the base of the tree.
Here are a few links that may help you pinpoint the issue.
pear trees do not like fertilizer. if you are fertilizing stop and heavily water to leach away the fertilizer