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Help identifying this tree

Posted by ROFLwTIME 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 9:09

Someone told me it was a flowering pear tree and that it did not produce fruit, but next thing I know I see these guys on it:

There are 100s of those little things on it this year and I do not recall seeing anything like it on the tree last year. I cracked one open and it tastes like a granny smith Apple.

It has a ton of branches. I doubt it has ever been pruned in its life. In the Spring, it has white flowers.

What type of tree is this? If it can produce delicious fruit, how do I go about getting this dude to do this? If it can't produce delicious fruit, are there any grafting options that I could do? I know I'm used to Apple pies, but I'd try giving some pear pies some love too. Thank you!

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RE: Help identifying this tree

That a bradford pear tiny pears not tasty to humans.

RE: Help identifying this tree


You can topwork it. Bark graft some good varieties of Asian or Euro pears to it.


RE: Help identifying this tree

Those don't look like bradford, they are bigger. Its some kind of pear however. Let them ripen and cook up some stuff with them and see if you like it. If you do, keep it!


RE: Help identifying this tree

There 2 types fruit on bradford pear one tiny compared to regular pear and fruit don't cluster like tiny pear look like cherry cluster agree cook test prove by taste. If pears don't have neck they more likely bradford.

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