Newest Review: ... from the pip out of a normal eating pear! You have to plant the sapling when it's got a few true leaves on it and then let nature take... more
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Advantages: Easy to look after; The pears are delish
Disadvantages: When the trees get too old the pears rot before they go ripe
We've got 3 pear trees in our garden, one is proper old and the pears rot before they've ripened but the other 2 trees are a lot younger and we get a lovely load of pears off them every year.
Ours were in the garden when we moved in but apparently you can grow pear trees from the pip out of a normal eating pear! You have to plant the sapling when it's got a few true leaves on it and then let nature take it's course.
In the summer we set the sprinkler up at the bottom of the tree to make sure it gets plenty of water down to the roots but that's all. When all the pears are off the tree you have to prune the branches back so that they grow nice the next year.
I don't know what variety of pears we get off our trees but they're yummy. They have a dusty green skin and are mega juicy, they're not as pretty as you get in the supermarket but they taste way better and cost naff all!
We keep the old tree because the garden would look weird without it but we have to keep on top of it because the rotting pears attract wasps to the garden.
I think the pear trees look good in the garden, the old one is massive now and in a different shaped garden it would probably block the light but it's fine for us. The younger ones look much brighter and healthier, the leaves have got a fresh glossy colour and they look lovely in the garden.
Summary: Lovely Juicy Pears For Free!
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