Summercrisp and Patten Pear Trees Not Producing Pears
I have 2 pear trees, 1 Patten and 1 Summercrisp. They are both approximately 10 years old. The trees are planted approximately 25' from each other and are about 60' from 4 apple trees. To date, we have had zero (0) pears produced. The trees are growing big and are healthy, but no pears. At what point can I expect some pears or do I need to do something different to get them to produce pears?
Minnehaha County South Dakota
Both of the pear varieties should be producing fruit by now. The problem with pear is that they tend to bloom early and so are prone to some of those late frosts. If the trees are not in a protective area, even the cold wind during bloom could kill the flower before it has time to become pollinated and then form fruit.