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by Merme on May 01, 2005 07:26 PM
My elderly friend Murch (yes, that's his real name!) has a Bartlet Pear tree that stopped bearing fruit four years ago. Each season it blooms but does not fruit.

Anyone have any suggestions for why this might be happening? Keep in mind we live on the coast of Maine.

Also, he said his other pear tree died at about the same time this one stopped fruiting. Could there be a connection?

Merme

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"In the midst of winter, I learned there lives in me an invincible summer" Camus (maybe a paraphrase)
by tkhooper on May 01, 2005 09:28 PM
Yeppers pears need cross pollination.

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by papito on May 09, 2005 09:29 PM
Bartlett pear trees are unique since they are self pollinating [sets fruits with their own pollens], however, they should be cross pollinated to produce heavy and regular crops.

Suggest planting another Bartlett pear tree or other varieties of Pear except Seckel and Magness.

Click here and here for information on Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear.

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