Apple & Pear Trees

Asked May 2, 2018, 3:34 PM EDT

I live in Dayton, MN, Hennepin County. We are new to Dayton, we have lived in our house one year. I'm told the apple tree a Harrelson. The pear tree is a dwarf variety, I believe to be a Seckel. I'm told the trees are approx 25 years old. The apples on the apple tree were not eatable last year due to some bug infestation. The tree is a good producer. The pear tree was a good producer as well and no bug infestation. Both trees are enormous, the pear trees branches reached the ground with fruit. My question is how do I care for these trees? Thank you, Pam Osgood 612-759-8487 14700 Thicket Ln Dayton, MN 55327

Minnesota apple trees pear trees

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information in the following bulletin will answer most of your questions about growing apples in Minnesota. Because the fruit was damaged by pests, especially note the section titled "Insects and Other Creatures."
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/apples-in-home-garden/

In addition to the controls mentioned in the above bulletin, many growers apply chemical sprays to manage apple pests and diseases. The following information will help you identify what's affecting the quality of the apple fruits and take steps to reduce the damage.
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/apple-pest-management/

Go here to find out how to care for your pear tree:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/pears-in-home-garden/