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Q.Why Are My Pears On My Pear Tree Only The Size Of A Grape

Zone 38674 | guppy added on October 5, 2022 | Answered

Hi I bought a 3 different pear bare root fruit cocktail tree 10 years ago. It has started to grow pears over the last 3 years. They only reach the size of a grape, so last winter I took off 5 ft off the top and thinned out all the branches. Well most of the branches grew all out still the same small grape size fruit. I used 16 16 16 fertilizer before spring since I live in northern Mississippi and 10 10 10 during the growing season. What am I not doing right.

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Answered on October 6, 2022

It could be that the top graft has died, and the rootstock has taken over. Many times, the callery pear root is used. This wild pear rarely exceeds the size of a grape.




Unfortunately, a reverted specimen cannot be brought back without doing some grafting of your own.


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