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Advice on pruning Shinseiki Asian Pear

Posted by Puggylover75 9B Norco, Ca (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 13, 12 at 16:57

Hi everyone!

Tree was planted this year around March.It basically just grew straight up. I am not sure if I prune, pin branches down or just leave it alone until next year. If anyone could offer advice I would appreciate it greatly.

Oh the rootstock is OHxF333.
Thanks

Jennifer


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RE: Advice on pruning Shinseiki Asian Pear

I just let it be. The leader will send out lateral branches next year. Asian pear tend to grow straight up.


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Puggylover,
Start bending down new growth to widen angles so you get better sun exposure. Nice looking plants. Make sure they're well watered.
Noogy


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Nice tree, here is something I found about planting a bare root tree:

Before planting we very strongly suggest that you prune your bareroot plant.

all branches should be pruned back to a lateral bud, removing the terminal bud causes the plant to foliate more quickly across the entire branch, not just the terminal end.

prune for structure


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RE: Advice on pruning Shinseiki Asian Pear

I like the trees. I also planted two in March, Hosui and Shenko(?). Mine look like yours and have grown straight up. This winter I only pruned a lateral that was too low on the trunk. I intend to prune in later years just as I would an english pear.


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