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Q.Pear Tree Identify

Zone 06037 | BBM added on July 24, 2021 | Answered

i have a very very old pear tree im trying to learn more about. it had a ceramic phone line insulator embedded in it and when the family bought the property in the 70s it was producing and still does. Any help would be awesome. it has white flower in spring but i cant find those pics. i can provide more if need be. that laddr i about 6 ft. the whole tree is at least 60. the one of it in mostly in frame still cuts off about 10 ft of the top

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Answered on July 26, 2021

It will be next to impossible to determine the cultivar of a pear tree. Especially one of that age.

You can try to take pictures and samples to your local extension service. Depending on their resources, they may be able to do genetic analysis, but you may have to settle without knowing an exact cultivar, though the most common pear will be a "Bartlett" or Pyrus communis.

Here is an article that will help:


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