Pear tree

Pear tree

Pear tree has very old origins. It is thought to come from Asia, but it has now developed all around the world. Temperate climate areas are its ideal environment, and in particular, in Italy, it grows perfectly everywhere, and its fruits grow fast and tasty. The plant does not need particular attentions, except for irrigation because pear trees suffer dryness and it cannot handle with water stagnation. It can reach up to 15 meters with a long conical foliage. Pear trees fruits can be either round or a little long, depending on the variety of the pear tree species.
Pear tree

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Pear tree development

Pear trees usually bloom between April and May, thanks to the activity of insects pollinating. Fruits start growing where the flowers drop, and depending on the species they assume their specific characteristics. The maturation phase lasts from June through October, and leaves fall during the winter. In order to develop from bud to plant, the pear tree needs a root stock to reproduce. What pear trees cannot face is chalky soil because of its potential to dry and suffocate the roots.

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    Pear tree fertilization

    Pear tree fertilizationAs for many other plants, fertilization is a very useful practice for pear trees. It has to be fertilized at least once a year, and it is fundamental to do it with manure spread on the ground when the plant is mature. To the mix you should add some other minerals and microelements. During the spring season, you can fertilize with specific products, guaranteeing a uniform and healthy fructification until October.

    Pear tree care

    Usually pear trees are shaped in specific ways to promote the development of the plant and to facilitate the collecting operations when the fruits reach maturity. In order to perform the correct cuts and trimmings, you should ask for help to experts. Every year, the tree has to be cut removing specific branches to improve the productions of some other branches, preserving the fructifying ones.


    MaintenanceThe pear trees worst enemies are those animal parasites in general, feeding themselves with the parts of the plant and the fruits, such as aphids and cochineals. These sucking insects absorb the nutrients from the plant, letting it die. Fungi and similar can be prevented by not letting the water stagnate or humidity attack the trunk. In order to prevent all the potential disease to occur, just be sure you keep pear tree under constant attention, without letting it dry or get soaked, maintaining an ideal habitat for it to grow healthy and strong.

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