Are these pollinated pear buds?
Well, after my John pear flowered like mad this year I expected good growth from this guy, and have not been disappointed. Now, I wasnt expecting fruit, because I have never seen any pear tree within miles of my house.
I have been keeping an eye on it, and it seems the dead flowers are swelling, much like my apple did when it popped out a couple of apples last year. At first I thought it was just the way the tree is, seeing as ive never had a pear before until planting this one last year, but every day they are getting bigger.
I am wondering if this is just due to incomplete pollination, and if I should be expecting them to drop. Also, I am wondering if pears self pollinate, because all things ive read say no. Heres a pic!