QuestionsHow to growFruitPearsPEARS TREE AND FRUITING
Francis (Seán) Donoghue asked 8 years ago

Am I right in saying that pears won’t fruit in Galway? Or it dependable on the spring ie frost timing re buddingAlso should I prune my pear tree now as its gone a bit wild?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Pears are less likely to crop reliably west of a line from Cork to Belfast. But that is not to say they will not. Pears flower earlier than apples and run the risk of frost or poor activity by pollinating insects.

You can summer prune a pear tree, cutting excess shoots back to about finger-length over a period of a few weeks to reduce vigour.