Growing a Miniature Pear Tree in a Container

Growing a miniature pear tree will make any house look cute – and provide you with fresh pears, too.  No need to climb up a ladder to prune or pick a fruit!

It’s the reason why growing dwarfed pear trees are becoming vastly popular.  They are easy to tend and though it looks so small compared to your regular pear tree, dwarfed pear trees produce normal-sized fruits.

Planting miniature pear trees can be enjoyed even in cold panting zones or areas where pears do not normally thrive.  This is because their size can make you easily shelter them from the cold.

Another good thing about dwarfed pear trees is that the rootstock would favor a soil-type that the desired fruit tree would not normally tolerate.  This allows you to grow them in containers or pots.

Now, what made miniature pear trees possible?

It is through lengthy research about rootstocks that led to the discovery of dwarfed pear trees.  Rootstock determines how big or small the tree is going to be.

By cutting down close to the base of a pear tree, a bud or scion will appear on it.  After that, the desired fruit tree is grafted on it.

For some unknown reason, doing this makes the tree alter some of its characteristics such as how tall it grows, its vigor and maturity rate.  Dwarfed pear trees produce fruits as early as two years.  It’s a lot faster compared to the five-year wait with standard pear trees.

But nevertheless, there are still some things you have to take note of when growing miniature pear trees.

They prefer direct sunlight for the most part of the day.  Frost can harm its flowers and prevent it from setting fruits.  Keep your dwarfed pear tree out of direct sunlight if you notice that it if frosted.  Only put them back when it’s completely thawed.

There are many varieties of miniature pear trees available.  Check them out at nearest local nursery near you.