My Bradford Pear tree

Somewhere I was told that this tree does not bear fruit....this is one of two that drops over 150 to 200 pears per season.......and it is a big PIA as the ants get to the fallen pears before I can clean them up

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  • Carol
    on Jun 26, 2016

    Why can't these be picked before they fall and used?

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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 13, 2012

    Nancy, if you have two of the same type of pear tree you may have a pollination issue.

  • Ann Riffe
    on Jun 26, 2016

    This is not a Bradford pear. The same thing happened to me. Your pear was mislabeled or re-labeled. If the pears get to be around 2 pounds each and don't ripen until they fall, it is probably a Kieffer pear. These are the old timey preserves pears, and they are gritty until they have been cooked.

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