conference pear no fruit

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andyf75

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conference pear no fruit
« on: July 14, 2014, 15:57 »
Hi, our conference pear tree gave loads of fruit last year, but this year has absolutely none! Some tiny fruits appeared but dropped before developing properly.  It seems healthy enough although does have some kind of leaf rust. Is there a problem or is it common for pear trees to occasionally have off years?
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diospyros

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Re: conference pear no fruit
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 06:46 »
A heavy crop one year can often be followed by exhaustion and nothing the next!  Good reason to thin out bumper crops if you want to even things out a bit.

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simonwatson

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Re: conference pear no fruit
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 11:20 »
My Bramley's Seedling apple tree has done pretty much the same thing. I had a massive crop last year. This year only a little blossom and no fruit.

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Re: conference pear no fruit
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 13:15 »
Same with my pear tree too but wonder if the mild winter had anything to do with it too. Don't the tress like a hard frost to help for the blossom buds. Some one correct me if im wrong.

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RubyR3d

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Re: conference pear no fruit
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 15:50 »
Some pear trees have to have another in the vicinity to pollinate with. I had my conference for a few years with no luck then pollinated it myself with a neighbours tree and a paintbrush. It worked. This year noah again but this year there has been a dearth of bees in the garden. Normally the lavender bushes are covered but disturbingly there are none.

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Kleftiwallah

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Re: conference pear no fruit
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 17:50 »

Ditto my Concorde pear tree.

Roll on next year.  Cheers,   Tony.
I may be growing OLD, but I refuse to grow UP !



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