Thinning pear tree

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Judy Connell asked 10 years ago

We have a lot of fruit growing on our pear trees. Does this effect the quality of the pears and should we thin this out and if so when?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
Some of these fruitlets will probably fall off between now and mid-July. If they are still in place at that stage, you can remove some to increase the size and quality of the remainder.

Leaving one fruit per 10-15 cm of branch average is a reasonable guide.

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