Pear Trees

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 07-13-2009 07:02 PM 2018 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have two pears trees in front of our garden that flank the entry gate. One is a Bartlett and one is a Comic. The Bartlett has plenty of fruit this year, but the Camice is very sparse. The same was true last year. We have never trimmed them, I wonder if that could be the problem. I learned this spring that they are supposed to be trimmed, but it was too late in the season to do it. Any advice?

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA

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posted 07-14-2009 01:12 PM

sorry cant help but I have a neat recipe for pear tarts :

unbaked mini tart shells
place a tablespoon of brown sugar in the bottom, cover with 1/2 teaspoon butter
add some chopped fresh pear or slices
add 35% whipping cream to the brim, a pinch of salt
bake 350 until golden

amazingly delicious…..

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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posted 07-15-2009 06:22 PM

here’s a link re: pruning

I think you are supposed to prune the trees before they blossom in the spring.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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