Trees should be planted at least 15 feet (4.5 m.) apart in a sunny area of the garden in compost rich soil. Plan to plant the trees in the spring.
How far apart should you plant Asian pear trees?
When planting, position the graft 3 inches above the soil line. Since the tree’s shape is naturally upright you can plant them 10 to 15 feet apart but they could also be grown as espaliers on a fence or trellis. If you choose a standard-sized tree be forewarned; it can grow to be fifty feet tall!
Do you need two Asian pear trees to get fruit?
For a decent crop of fruit, Asian pears need to be cross-pollinated with a compatible variety. At least two trees should be planted within 50′ to 100′ for best pollination.
How long does it take for an Asian pear tree to bear fruit?
Trees start bearing about four years after planting and keep producing for at least 20 years.
Does a pear tree need full sun?
Grow pears in moist but well-drained soil in full-sun to partial shade. Prune fan- and espalier-trained pears in summer and standard pears in winter. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.
Where is the best place to plant a pear tree?
The ideal position for a pear tree is a sunny, sheltered site, well away from any frost pockets. Avoid poorly drained or shallow soils. You will see pear trees for sale in two forms: bare-root stock (where the roots are exposed when you purchase them) or in containers.
How do I keep my pear tree small?
Regular pruning designed to reduce the eventual size of a pear tree can keep its size to about three-quarters of a normally pruned tree. Remember though that pruning of this type needs to repeated for ever. If you forget to prune well for a year or two the tree will simply grow back to its normal size.