1st time pruning of 5 year old Pear tree

Asked May 14, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

Does OSU have some literature on pruning Pear trees? At some point I really need to do some pruning. I've heard early spring is the right time (past and gone now). I also need information on spraying as our fruit gets wormy (probably too late now for that as well. What does Oregon extention service have to help me?

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Hi there,

Yes - OSU has a great publication that you can access online that addresses pruning fruit trees: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/22166/pnw400.pdf

We also have a great publication for managing insects and diseases in fruit/nut trees. If you look on page 5 of this publication for pears, it will give you a spray calendar for specific insects and diseases: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/18027/ec631.pdf;jsessionid=3A7B317CF62CDFB5DA4B9387643C3A78?sequence=1

I hope this is what you were looking for.