Growing Green Anjous: How To Care For Green Anjou Pears
How To Care For Green Anjou Pears
The first thing to do when growing green anjous pears is to prune your tree. Pruning will make sure that the fruit set will not become too large and you won’t have a bunch of fruit hanging from the top of your tree. You need to keep the branches short so that they don’t get tangled up with each other. If you prune too much, it might cause the tree to rot or even fall over.
You can choose to let your tree grow naturally without any pruning at all if you want. However, I recommend that you take care of your tree’s health and trimming off dead wood every now and then is one way of doing this.
If you are going to use chemicals to keep your tree healthy, then I would suggest using them sparingly. You can always cut back on the amount of time you spend pruning if you are careful about how long you apply these types of chemicals. Remember though, if the chemical gets into your water supply, it could potentially harm your plants. So it is best to only use pesticides during the summer months when there is less traffic around your house and garden.
One other thing to keep in mind about pruning is that you need to try to keep the branch diameters the same. This means that if you are taking off a large branch, it is best to take off smaller braches as well so the tree doesn’t look lopsided. You can also prune the branches that are too close to the ground if you don’t want anybody to trip over them.
The other thing that you might want to do is plant your tree in the middle of a flower bed. This will make it easier for you to get the proper nutrients into the ground where your tree can take advantage of them. The added benefit to doing this is that you can also plant other types of flowers around the tree that will help attract bees and butterflies.
One of the most important things to remember when it comes to taking care of your green anjous pear tree is that you should try to keep on top of the routine maintenance. This means that you should inspect your tree every day for problems and take care of them as soon as possible. The last thing you want is for a small problem to become a much larger one because you were too busy to take care of it when it first arose.
The other thing that you should do is to try to keep your tree’s vitamin and nutrient levels up. This will help to ward off any potential problems that might come up in the future. The easiest way to do this is to make sure that you are adding organic matter to your soil every year. You can also use chemical fertilizers, but these should only be used as a last resort.
One of the most important things to remember is that you should try to keep your tree as healthy as you can so that it will be able to grow strong and bear quality fruit. If you take care of your tree, your tree should be able to provide you with delicious pears for many years to come.
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Sources & references used in this article:
WHAT THE PEAR INDUSTRY NEEDS FROM RESEARCH FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by DQOFAP GROWN, IN CLAY – Annual Report, 1937 – News-Times Print
HANDLING AND MARKETING OF PEARS GROWN IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. by G Ing – VI International Symposium on Pear Growing 367, 1993 – actahort.org
Commercial handling and storage practices for winter pears by M Martinez – III International Symposium on Pear Growing 124, 1981 – actahort.org