What type of ornamental pear tree do I have? Are they at all edible? My father planted this 30 years ago but recently has passed. I never thought to ask what type of tree it was and now live here. I was thinking of making cider. I have bit into these before and thought, shoot I better ask before I do anything with them. They are hard and crisp but do have some pear flavor. Thank you! Amanda Willard
How wonderful to have such an heirloom Pear Tree.
I would suggest checking with your local County Extension Office to inquire the varieties of fruit trees commonly grown in your specific region.
These links have more information for you including a link to help you find your nearest Extension Office.
Can the trees be pruned if the hight is reduced will it encourage thicker growthe lower down
Do not remove the leader.
These links will help you with pruning.
What is the most ornamental pear tree for sterling heights?
I'm not completely certain what the question is referring to. Is this a place? What USDA zone is this in? Are you looking for a flowering pear that will do well in your area?
We live in Los Angeles and re-landscaped in October. We added 3 Aristocrat flowering pear trees to the one already in the easement. It's almost April and the existing tree is beginning to bloom but the 3 new ones have green leaves (with a couple of red ones) with no sign of buds. The new trees are 9'tall. Would transplanting them from the nursery into our yard delay buds for a year? The leaves on the new trees match those on the existing tree. Please Advise. I sent 3 photos but unsure if they uploaded. Let me know and I can send them again.
It could be that it wasn't established yet since it only was planted in October. Did it get water over the winter? The flowers come first so you definitely missed those if the trees are leafing out. Make sure it gets proper water and care this summer and it should bloom next spring. If you think something looks amiss on the tree, however, you should contact the nursery who sold and planted them.
I have 2 large suckers growing in large roots of a non fruit pear tree. They don’t have their own root systems so I’m worried about having to cut the main root to remove them with the hopes of propagating and replanting them elsewhere in the yard. Help! Can I save the 2 Sucker sprout trees? They are each 6’ tall or more.
You might be able to, by rooting the cutting. It will NOT be the same type of pear as the top, though.
I have a non-fruiting flowering pear tree that has rust fungus. I had a tree specialist out to look at it, and he said the tree can be saved, but he can\'t treat it for rust until spring. Is there any point in treating it if there are 7 or 8 other pear trees with the same fungus in my neighbors\' yards nearby? If my neighbors don\'t all treat their trees, will it just spread back to mine? The tree specialist said rust is in the entire area. Should I simply replace the tree with something else that\'s resistant to this fungus? You can see in the picture how close some of my neighbors\' pear trees are to mine.
Oooooh.... Yea, that is what I would do. This will be chasing your tail, unfortunately. Sorry.
As long as the guy is sure that it is Gymnosporangium sabinae... Then you could try some cherry cultivars. There should be no issue, here.