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Postby westerngardener » May 22, 2014 7:31 pm

HI, its the westerngardener here, i am new to the forum. I have a question, i have only one pear tree and i want some sort of ''pear'' coming from my tree. Can i get an anther from a flower and drop some pollen to pistil of another flower for fruits? Will it work? Probably not right, or i would've had pears long ago. I also have TWO crab apples that produce crab apples every year. Can i take its pollen to the pistil of the pear tree for fruits? Probably not or i would have ''crab pearapples'' already. Or should I graft my trees? I am assuming none of the 2 methods with pollination work. Do I have to buy another pear tree for fruit?
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby Justanotherider » May 22, 2014 9:28 pm

Some pears are self pollinating, some not. If yours is not, you have, I think two choices; plant another species for cross pollination, or graft another species onto your tree.
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby westerngardener » May 22, 2014 10:13 pm

So the grafted branch can produce fruits that are half pear or not? Also do you think i can use crab apples to cross pollinate with the pear tree? Thanks for the methods
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby westerngardener » May 22, 2014 10:18 pm

So the grafted branch can produce fruits that are half pear or not? Also do you think i can use crab apples to cross pollinate with the pear tree? They are both in the subtribe Malinae. Thanks for the methods anyhow.
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby westerngardener » May 22, 2014 10:37 pm

Also where could i get a different variety of pear's branch for grafting? Buy a new tree? I live near Calgary.
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby westerngardener » May 22, 2014 11:04 pm

I think my tree is golden spice.
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby Ian66 » May 23, 2014 7:16 am

Most pear trees need a pollinator.......you can graft a different species of pear branches to your tree for the purpose of cross pollination.....
Apple species will not cross pollinate with a pear....
You could probably get grafting whips from someone that has a pear tree by asking them or ask your nursery for a cutting......

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Re: Fruit producing

Postby westerngardener » May 24, 2014 9:12 pm

thanks I'll try blue grass
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Re: Fruit producing

Postby westerngardener » May 24, 2014 9:14 pm

and does it work for a sapling? (grafting)
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