Pear Trees
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pear tree

Zone 54986 | cheryl_kmecheck added on July 8, 2016 | Answered

My fruit on the tree won't grow any larger than 1/4 in for the past 3 years. The tree is about 5 years old. What do I need to do to get the fruit to an eating size?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 10, 2016

Actually most Pear trees do not began to produce fruit until they are between 4 and 6 years of age.
Your tree may be still be immature.

Fruit production can also be effected by overall health of the tree, fertilization methods ( over fertilizing will effect fruit and fruit size), chill hours, and poor pollination.
You only mention 1 tree and Pear Trees do need another tree for pollination.
You can find information about compatible trees from you local County Extension Office.

Here are some links with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pear/growing-pear-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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