Pear branch training- trying splints

marknmtAugust 6, 2013

My pear keeps bending every branch to the sky and I'm trying to bend them down by splinting. I wonder if any of you can share experience.

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eboone_gw

That looks like it should work; I have thought about trying that at times. I have read and seen pics of Japanese orchards where they use bamboo sticks to train limbs like that

This post was edited by eboone on Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 10:51

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 10:35PM
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charlieboring

Yes it will work. I had a row of pear trees in Italy whose limbs were secured to horizontal wires and they grew fine and were quite beautiful.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:13AM
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marknmt

Well, I like it so far. But be careful: I snapped off a branch trying to afix the splint! It seems like a fairly clumsy operation at first. Somebody with three arms would have less trouble with it, I'm sure.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 2:56PM
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