Gardening is a simple and nice hobby. If you are not familiar and this is your first step with gardening then you might find it a bit difficult. But, fear not as it doesn\’t last forever. You will get a grasps of gardening in no time. Overall, gardening is a very enjoying activity, which you will truly appreciate as soon as you know what you\’re doing.
If you are a novice gardener, growing fruit trees can be a complicated task. However, there are few fruit trees that are easy to grow such as pear trees. It requires less maintenance than many other fruit trees, the fruits are sweet and flavorful and can lasts longer in storage. There are many varieties of pear trees that you can grow according to the climates and soil types of the place that you live. Here are the steps on how to grow your own pear trees.
Growing Pear Trees
You will need:
- Pear seed or young pear trees
- Damp paper towel
- Glass container or plastic bag
- Compost or organic matter
- Wire cage
- First, choose whether pear seeds or young pear tree to plant. A new pear tree can begin producing fruits from 8 to 15 years if planted from seed.
- Pear trees that are planted from seeds also rarely produce the same variety of fruit as the parent plant. However, if the seed fruit is in good quality, the tree will also produce very nice fruits.
- If you choose to plant using pear seed, you need to provide a period of cold dormancy for the seed germination or cold stratification.
- The step is by wrapping the seeds in a damp paper towel, place them into a glass container or plastic bag and then into the refrigerator for sixty to ninety days.
- The germinated seeds can be planted in a light and well drained potting mixture. Keep the soil moist but not soggy until the pear tree seedlings appear.
- If you are using a young pear tree, choose between two to four feet tall with firm trunks, sturdy and healthy green leaves. As pears are produced by cross pollination, you will need to plant more than just one tree to produce fruits. Plant the young tree during the very early spring or in late winter in warmer climates on a location that receives full sun.
- The soil should be sandy, well drained and added with compost or organic matter. To help your pear tree root grow healthily, dig a good and deep hole. Before planting, soak the roots with water for thirty minutes. Place the young pear tree in the planting hole and work the soil around the roots to eliminate any air pockets.
- To prevent strong winds from blowing the pear trees before their roots become strong enough to anchor them, place some stakes as protector. Use weed control to avoid root competition around the young tree. Secure your pear trees from deer and rabbits by placing a wire cage around the trees.