Pear Trees
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Pears From Seed

Anonymous added on September 4, 2012 | Answered

I would like to grow a pear tree from seed taken from the pear itself. Q-1. Does the seed need to be dried before stratification? Q-2. How long should I keep the seed in the fridge? Q-3. My plan was to use a well moistened mix of 50/50 peat moss and perlite and keep the seeds in a zip-lock baggie in my fridge. Does that sound OK?

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Nikki
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Answered on September 5, 2012

While growing pear trees from seed is possible, you’ll get faster crop results buying a young tree. However, if you would like to try growing from seed, then your method should work. Here is more info on stratification: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seed-stratification.htm

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