Advice on pruning Shinseiki Asian Pear

Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CAOctober 13, 2012

Hi everyone!

Tree was planted this year around March.It basically just grew straight up. I am not sure if I prune, pin branches down or just leave it alone until next year. If anyone could offer advice I would appreciate it greatly.

Oh the rootstock is OHxF333.



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Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CA


    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 5:01PM
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I just let it be. The leader will send out lateral branches next year. Asian pear tend to grow straight up.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 6:03PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Start bending down new growth to widen angles so you get better sun exposure. Nice looking plants. Make sure they're well watered.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:22PM
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dan8_gw (Northern California Zone 9A)

Nice tree, here is something I found about planting a bare root tree:

Before planting we very strongly suggest that you prune your bareroot plant.

all branches should be pruned back to a lateral bud, removing the terminal bud causes the plant to foliate more quickly across the entire branch, not just the terminal end.

prune for structure

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 2:10AM
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I like the trees. I also planted two in March, Hosui and Shenko(?). Mine look like yours and have grown straight up. This winter I only pruned a lateral that was too low on the trunk. I intend to prune in later years just as I would an english pear.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:50AM
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