Saturday, 2 August 2014
Saturday Photos: There Are No Pears
But this year there are no pears on the trees at all. They bloomed in early May as usual, I'm pretty sure I saw a few fruit setting on and a couple of half eaten, half formed pears on the grounds earlier this year. So I'm not sure what happened.
Could be that putting compost tea on the ground early this spring gave them too much nitrogen. Could be the cool and rainy weather in early May interfered with pollination. Could be the trees are getting old. Could be the general decline in the bee population is having its effect here.
Don't know. I certainlly hope it isn't the last reason. I'll have to ask around to see if other pear trees in the neighborhood have had the same problem.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom