Pruning Pear Trees

Asked January 29, 2018, 7:47 AM EST

When is the best time to prune my pear trees. The trees are about five years old.

Nelson County Kentucky

1 Response

These late winter months are good times to prune many fruit trees. Pear is no exception. Rules of pruning are to remove any dead material, then any crossing limbs and finally begin to shape the tree. A modified central leader is the desired system for pears. See the link below for examples. http://www2.ca.uky.edu/anr/PDF/Growing%20Fruit%20at%20Home%20in%20Kentucky.PDF