Pear cross pollination

Asked April 4, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT

Can I cross pollinate a Laconte pear tree with a Bartlett pear tree? How about Laconte with Asian?

Jackson County Mississippi trees and shrubs horticulture

3 Responses

All these pears will cross pollinate. Bartlett is a good pollinator for all pears. Asians can be pollinated by European varieties as well. Most if not all these pears are self-fruitful to some extent, but set a better fruit crop if cross pollinated with any pear variety.

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