Date posted: December 24, 2011 - 02:39 pm
Message: The rootstock is more vigorous than the fruiting wood and can take up a greater part of the tree's nutrients. You need to divert as much energy as possible to the fruiting wood. Remove the rootstock branches as a normal part of the pruning cycle. The best time is when the tree is dormant and seal the wounds.
Name: denis lynch
Date posted: December 24, 2011 - 09:43 am
Message: I have a pear tree 3 metres trained against the south west side of a brick wall.
It produces 50 to 60 beautiful pears each year.
The root stock (which bears no fruit) is getting bigger than the fruit branches. Should I cut the rootstock branches back, by how much and when?
Any advice gratefully received.Thank you.
Date posted: December 02, 2011 - 03:28 pm
Message: do you know if rootstock oldhome can tolerate cold like ussuriensis.
From Dunham Qu�bec.
Name: Lonnie Carlson
Date posted: October 03, 2011 - 01:43 pm
Message: I'm in zone 4 9 (MN), bought a home that has a pear tree in backyard. It has great pears at end of sept.-early oct.how do i know what kind it is and how can i get it to produce 12 pears. i'm not sure there's another pear tree around, but we've been there for four years and have had pears, just not too many.
Date posted: September 22, 2011 - 08:47 pm
Message: Just moved back to my former home. My 15 foot pear tree has a bounty of pears that are hard and deformed. There is no other pear tree on the property. Are the deformities a result of no other pear tree, lack of soil nutrients (we have sandy soil), years of neglect or all of the above?
Can this fruit be eaten or used in dessert plates?? Is it better to remove and replant?
Date posted: September 14, 2011 - 04:07 pm
Message: We have a pear tree but are unsure of the type. How do we find out what type it is? It has never produced any fruit and we've had it about 5 years. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
Name: richard kellam
Date posted: September 03, 2011 - 11:58 am
Message: I have a fine mini orchard with good large hard pears but! when do I pick them? Advise please. Thank you
Name: Katie McLaird
Date posted: August 09, 2011 - 05:42 am
Message: I have just moved into an old house which has several apple & pear trees. but what puzzles me is a couple of small bushes with fruit on I can't identify. It is thorny & has small plum size 'apple like' fruit, turning to a golden yellow colour now in early August. I cut open one of them & it has pips similar to an apple only white & has a very sharp apple taste, but I can't find it anywhere on the internet. could you give me some idea what it might be?
Date posted: August 08, 2011 - 03:10 pm
Message: We purchased and planted a dwarf Conference pear tree alongside breaburn apple, victoria plum and merrillo cherry in in October 2009, the apple, Plum and cherry trees have all developed well but the pear tree is not much bigger than when planted and the leaves are still tiny, with the main trunk and branches are green in colour not a healthy brown. Could you please give me some ideas as to why and any help as to what to do about it.
Name: John Parker
Date posted: June 17, 2011 - 05:33 am
Message: I would like a quince c conference pear tree to train on a fence trellis.What size should I start with and what is the availability
Name: Arthur Marett
Date posted: May 05, 2011 - 12:48 pm
Message: WHY HAS MY CONFERRENCE PEAR TREE NOT SHOWN ANY BLOSSOM THIS YEAR OF WHICH IT IS ITS FIRST YEAR
Name: Eddie Boyes
Date posted: May 03, 2011 - 12:57 pm
Message: I've just had to take down an old Victorian pear tree as it was rotten and about to fall and kill someone in a high wind (already leaning after a strong wind). I want to replace it with something as close as possible. I assume it was a 'Williams'. Is it possible to get a 'Williams' that hasn't been grafted on to a rootstock (Quince A or B). As far as I can see, all the ones available have been grafted on to Quince.
Name: james spradlin
Date posted: October 27, 2010 - 12:30 pm
Message: my pear tree is bearing fruit in october. what gives?
Date posted: October 24, 2010 - 08:27 am
Message: I have a quince tree with an abundance of large fruit but when I cut into them they appear brown and bruised inside although there is no lesions or bruising on the skin surface. Can I still use these fruit to cook with or are they useless?
Name: tim rugg
Date posted: October 11, 2010 - 12:51 pm
Message: I have a conference pear tree in my garden that I would assume is quite old. Main trunk between 14-18 inches in diameter. I've been in my house about four years and hard pruned it about two years ago. The last two years I've had no fruit although lots of new growth and blossom in spring. The trouble is the leaves turn black (from the edges inwards) early on in the growing season and then the fruit all drops off systematically. Now it looks like a woodpecker has been having a go at the bark these last few months! Can I save the tree and get it looking healthy and fruiting again and is there any specific fertiliser I should be using? Many thanks "worried about losing my pear tree" of Isleworth, Middlesex.
Name: Roy Edwards
Date posted: September 29, 2010 - 08:15 pm
Message: Dear Sir,
I need to know what kind of desease my pears have. They are deformed and have hard spots with each deformed cavities. They told me when I bought it that it was a Hardy pear tree.Can you help me please.
Name: roger stockwell
Date posted: September 02, 2010 - 03:58 am
Message: I have a forgotten pear tree it is only 2 meters high has never been pruned and needs guidance do I cut off the bottom branches to encourage better fruit on the top it is laden with pears but they are not very big, also should I pick some of the pears to help the others on the same branch to grow as they seem to be compacted
Date posted: August 27, 2010 - 09:38 pm
Message: i live in lindores, newburgh, fife. I want to graft and grow some new lindorsii pear trees to distribute through out lindores and newburgh. there is only one living lindorsii pear tree left in lindores. I do, however, have some pictures of a lindores pear tree which blew down in 1879, during the same storm which brought down the 1st tay bridge. A "vastly huge" tree 66ft tall, 17.5 ft in circumfrence, with a spread of branches 53ft wide. people used to travel miles just to see this tree, the local photographer made postcards of it. I think it would be a crime to dwarf it using Quince A or C rootstock, which is the impression that your article above suggests.
Question, what rootstock would you suggest, that would not inhibit its growth. ??
Name: julie oaten
Date posted: August 21, 2010 - 11:59 am
Message: i have a williams pear tree but nothing does it bear i planted it three years ago
as a young from a garden centre , their has been no flowers in the spring or any thing it looks healthy do you no whats wrong.
Date posted: August 14, 2010 - 10:55 am
Message: I have a pair tree which was planted from a pip 12 years ago by my farther the last 3 years it has produced pears it looks like the concorde above and they are starting to fall off the tree but are really hard and not very juicy or tasty what should we do leave on the window to ripen what do you think vicki please let me know.