up wright & spreading pear trees

john222-gg(Mississippi 8a/8b)June 23, 2012

Is there any where you can find the names of pear trees that are up wright? Then there are pear trees that broad and wide. Is there 2 different categories? If so where can you find the different names for up wright and different names for spreading pear trees? all help would be appreciated

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that information will be listed in the variety info under "habit", but you can prune/train into any shape.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 7:21PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Pears like to grow like Christmas trees... You can try spreading them, but it takes some effort.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 7:36PM
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alan haigh

The nicest form of any pear I grow is Seckel- a very spreading tree (wide crotch angles). Can't think of any others I can say this about except Harrow Sweet. They do tend to be columnar but that's what branch spreaders are for. Even branch spreaders can't make a Bosc grow pretty, however.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 8:15PM
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john222-gg(Mississippi 8a/8b)

I appreciate the in put.I will look under habit if you don't know the right word you can look for hours.Thank you

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 11:43AM
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