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Q.Will my pear tree ever bear fruit?

Zone central iowa | mddaniel added on August 24, 2019 | Answered

7 years ago I planted a pear tree that was over 5′ tall. I still have yet to see blooms since then, but it had blooms when planted. What can I do to encourage it? It’s nearly 17′ tall now.

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Answered on August 26, 2019

I would be looking toward testing your soil. It is likely that the soil is missing some nutrients, namely phosphorus and potassium, or maybe has too much nitrogen. Both of these can cause a lack of flowers.

This article will help you to find your closest extension service that will be able to test your soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

This article will give you more information on other causes to this as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pear/getting-a-pear-tree-to-bloom.htm

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