Will my Asian Pear lose its leaves?

brownmolaDecember 4, 2012

Hello, I have an Anna Apple tree that keeps its leaves year round and we end up getting two crops of fruit from it per year. I have a newly planted Asian Pear and was wondering if the same thing will happen with the Asian Pear?

Thanks.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

brownmola:

I'd be pretty certain your Asian pear will lose it's leaves. Mine drop theirs before normal apples so are already on the ground. My apples still have most of their leaves after a 23F freeze several weeks ago. The apples will all drop their leaves in the next month unless it stays very mild.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 12:05PM
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brownmola

Thanks fruitnut. The reason I asked is because my Anna Apple tree has never lost its leaves in the 4 years it has been in my yard and I usually get 15-30 apples from it twice a year. It usually doesn't get below 45 or 50 degrees where I'm at. I'm hoping that the Asian Pear will do the same as my apple tree.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 5:54PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

brownmola:

The Anna needs almost no chilling. Most other fruit trees need at least some. If you are so warm that the pear doesn't drop it's leaves it probably won't get enough chilling to bloom properly.

Most fruit trees are the same way. You want them to lose their leaves. In the tropics they sometimes strip off the leaves to aid blooming.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 6:27PM
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brownmola

Thanks so much! That is really good to know. I really appreciate all your help.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 7:36PM
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