Getting different pear cultivars to flower together

jonball49April 25, 2013

I have one each of Comice and Bartlett. I bought the Bartlett mainly to serve as pollinator for the Comice. Both were bought as bare root, not at the same time - I forget how much time passed between acquiring the two trees, but I think it was a week or two.

Both produce flowers, but not at the same time. The Comice blooms a good two weeks before the Bartlett. By the time the Bartlett blooms, the Comice flowers are done.

Are there any tricks I could use to force them to bloom together?

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I wonder if some topworking would help synchronize bloom.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 4:42PM
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Pears are going to bloom, when they normally bloom, and I seriously doubt that you can induce them to bloom before, or after, their normal bloom time.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 5:32PM
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