Non fruit bearing trees

Dean-1956May 3, 2014

I have a plum, pear and several apple trees that are 6 to 10 years old that have never produced any fruit. Do I remain patient or move on and put something else in their place? The plum is self pollinating and blooms but that's all it does. The pear has another tree beside it that is loaded so it's not a pollen problem I don't believe. I have about dozen other apple trees that produce so I'm stumped as to why the these slackers don't.

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Do you have bees?

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 10:00AM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Some trees have a longer juvenile period than others, i would continue to wait. Al

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 10:07AM
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One possibility that comes to mind with the pears is that some pears are pollen sterile. Have both trees been flowering for a few years already. I wonder if the tree that's producing is pollen sterile and therefore not pollinating the other tree.

Some pears are very slow to come into production. That's another possibility.

Most of my apples have been in the ground about 6 years. Only about half of them have fruited just a little so far. I suspect I met have sped things up if I had given them more care (mulching, more watering, etc.)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 10:39AM
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