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Getting different pear cultivars to flower together

Posted by jonball49 9 (Sacramento, CA) (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 15:49

I have one each of Comice and Bartlett. I bought the Bartlett mainly to serve as pollinator for the Comice. Both were bought as bare root, not at the same time - I forget how much time passed between acquiring the two trees, but I think it was a week or two.

Both produce flowers, but not at the same time. The Comice blooms a good two weeks before the Bartlett. By the time the Bartlett blooms, the Comice flowers are done.

Are there any tricks I could use to force them to bloom together?

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RE: Getting different pear cultivars to flower together

I wonder if some topworking would help synchronize bloom.

RE: Getting different pear cultivars to flower together

Pears are going to bloom, when they normally bloom, and I seriously doubt that you can induce them to bloom before, or after, their normal bloom time.

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