Loving the fruit would make you love the tree more. Flowering pear trees have delicate white flowers and leaves that turn scorching red during the fall season. But to grow a pear, you have to know the best soil to use and where to place them in your garden. If not, the beautiful tree you imagined it to be might not come true at all.
To grow a fine-looking pear tree, you have to plant them in an area where they will get full sun. They need at least six hours of direct sunlight everyday. If they don’t get enough sunlight, they might become misshapen or produce weak fruits.
Depending on the variety, they can grow quite big so they also need plenty of space to ensure proper airflow.
Pear trees are not as hardy as apple trees. Although they will tolerate most types of soil, they will not do well in poorly-drained soils with a high water table.
Make sure you add compost or well-rotted livestock manure to the area where you will plant the tree. If you don’t have these, there are bagged composts available at garden centers. You may use it instead.
Now, why is organic matter important in planting a pear tree? There are two reasons.
One reason is pear trees like moist to dry soil. Adding compost to the soil will help hold water as necessary and drain out all the excess. Second, it adds nutrients to the soil which pear trees need in order to grow properly.
Once planted, make sure the soil is free of weeds, especially quackgrass.
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