pear tree

Francis (Seán) Donoghue asked 9 years ago

A few years back there was loads of pears on a pear tree but last year there was only one and this year none. There has been loads of flowers every year. Can you please help me as what I should do with it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Pears are not reliable this far north and worse in the west than in the east of Ireland. Much depends on the weather in spring as they flower early but cold weather can dissuade bees too. If it set lots of fruit in the past, there must be enough pollen available but getting it to the flowers is another issue.

Feed in spring with a handful of potash per square metre to the spread of the branches.