Asian pear trees 5 years later
Yes I know this is the Asian VEGETABLES forum but I thought some of you might be interested in the progress of 4 Asian pear trees I planted in a new orchard 5 years ago. 3 Shinseiki pears and 1 Hosui. Here it was in May 2003, just tiny little sticks:
[one of the Shinseiki pears is mislabelled a Champion peach in the first photo]
Now, here is what they look like in May 2007. They are very tall and slender. The one in front is about 10 feet tall now.
Growing fruit trees is a lot different than vegetable gardening, for one thing it takes years before they produce anything. It takes a lot of patience. And though I had a few Asians pears last year, this year the trees are 5 years old and are starting to grow a lot of pears. The pears grow in clusters of 5 and I have to thin them to 1 or 2 pears per cluster so I will get big Asian pears by the end of the summer.