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by Margaret Potter
On February 21, 2011 at 6:29 AM
How delicate and beautiful!
On February 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM
Very nice. I am betting you will get some fruit. You have that wonderful Green Hand. Some have a Green Thumb but you have a more. I had a couple of pear trees in So. St. Paul, MN. when I lived there. Had lots of fruit but not top flavor. I rented so I don’t know anything about how long they were there before producing fruit.
I so enjoy your photos.
On February 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM
European Pears tend to need cross pollination. One that doesn’t is the local
“Pineapple’ Pear which is a Southern Cooking type that self-pollinates.
It’ll also Cross with most late-flowering European-types. My Passed neighbor
has one in her yard but last yr didn’t produce..no one’s living there and
the only water it gets is Rain and what it’s roots can get from our yard.
I’ve two Asian cultivars, one is self-pollinating and produced a single pear
last yr. The other didn’t bloom last yr and there are no obvious spurs so
probably another no fruit yr..
On February 18, 2011 at 2:24 PM
A perfect gift for the weekend.
Lovely flowers. Good luck with the fruits.
On February 18, 2011 at 1:27 PM
such lovely blossoms must surely bear fruit! Fingers crossed here!
On February 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM
Do you get sufficient “chill” each year? And do you have more than one Flordahome? Depending on its age and its rootstock, it may take several more years. The blossoms look beautiful and healthy, so it may be a matter of time. Use of carbaryl (even by neighbors, with the drift problems associated) can also cause no fruit, or fruit drop.
Pears are my sister’s favorite fruit, so I’d like to dedicate this bloom to her. It’s still too early in the season for our pear trees to leaf, let alone flower, but maple buds are swelling, so it won’t be too long.
by Miriam Admin
On February 18, 2011 at 8:54 AM
This Flordahome Pear Tree has never produced fruit…yet. I’m thinking that this year we might see one pear. Let’s hope the bees visit these blossoms, so far there are only three blossoms.