Kiefer Pear flowering time
I just bought a house with a beautiful pear tree. I was wondering what month I should expect it to bloom & fruit. It bloomed in October, which I thought was a fluke. Now there are ~ a dozen baby pears on the tree. Is this my crop? Or will it bloom again in the spring? The Bradfords in the front yard did not bloom at the same time, and I assumed they would be needed for efficient pollination.
I was told it fruits on alternate years and 2008 was a HUGE crop, so I am not expecting many (any) fruits this year.
I'd like to know whether or not I should pick all the fruits on the tree now or if I should let them ripen?
Also is there a 'best month' to prune in S. LA? I've probably already past it, but I'm wanting to cut off about 10 ft of waterspouts.