Pear and Apple Trees in Maryland

Asked September 16, 2016, 8:41 AM EDT

What varieties of pear and apple trees would grow successfully in Westminster, MD? I read recently that in European countries there is a tradition of planting a pear tree when a girl is born and an apple tree for a boy.

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

Pears and Asian pears are generally more successful in Maryland than apples due to insect and disease problems. Recommended cultivars are in the following link. The following link discusses apple and pear care. vw