Pear tree

Growing pear is a fulfilling experience. Through it, you’ll discover how to prune, harvest and keep your pears. Species and care.

Pruning apple and pear trees

Winter and the very beginning of spring are the most auspicious season for pruning a pear tree and an apple tree.
Pruning apple and pear

Storing pears over winter and more

Starting in September, October and sometimes even November if the climate is mild enough, pears are harvested. Learn to store and keep them well.
Pears for keeping

Espalier training for apple and pear (2-minute video)

Apple and pear trees are regularly pruned to promote fruit-bearing. Did you know that shapes like palmette or espalier are more adapted to trees planted along a line or set against a wall? Here is a video on how to easily prune orchard fruit trees into palmette or espalier. Read more ►

Winter pruning of pip fruit trees

Although pruning is definitely a human invention, and trees can go without it to develop naturally, it presents the advantage of renewing the plant’s vigor and increasing its fruit productivity.
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Willow-leaf pear, a beautiful ornamental fruit tree with wispy leaves

This smallish pear tree has a bearing and leaves that closely resemble those of the weeping willow. Willow-leaf pear key facts Name – Pyrus salicifolia Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 16 to 32 feet (5 to 10 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March-April Wispy leaves and sometimes weeping branches make willow-leaf pear a great ornamental […]
Willow leaf pear

How to improve cross-pollination

It’s easy to enhance and improve cross-pollination for your target species. These different tips will help you cross-pollinate plants.
improve pollination

Bradford pear, the calleryana pear tree that went from true love to hate

A short-lived species in the Pear family, Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana) bears particularly abundant blooms in early Spring. Bradford pear key facts Name – Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 m) Exposure – full and part sun Soil – no special requirements Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March to […]
Wonderful white blooming of the Bradford pear tree

Pruning an apple tree or pear tree

These kings of the orchard deserve a knowing hand when it comes to pruning apple and pear trees to increase harvest, keep diseases away and produce high-quality fruits. This peppy and instructive short video will make you an expert! Read more ►

Scab, avoiding the disease

Often called apple scab, this fungus is responsible for important damage to this fruit tree, but also to plum trees and pear trees.
Scab on an apple
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