Top Questions About Ornamental Pear Trees

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Questions About Ornamental Pear Trees

Asked by
Amandajwillard on
September 5, 2016

Q. Ornamental pear tree

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 6, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pear/types-of-pear-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
Malcolm Coppock on
May 15, 2017

Q. Ornamental pear

Can the trees be pruned if the hight is reduced will it encourage thicker growthe lower down

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 16, 2017
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Asked by
magliberty1 on
March 22, 2018

Q. ornamental pear tree

What is the most ornamental pear tree for sterling heights?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 23, 2018
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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?

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