Why pear does not bloom - 7 most likely reasons

Pears are successfully grown on most of our territory, because these trees are well acclimatized and there are varieties adapted to the most severe conditions. But what if you planted a tree, and year after year you can’t wait for it to bloom?

A pear cannot be called a capricious tree: it develops with equal success on different types of soil, with a small number of warm days or an excess of precipitation. However, it has requirements that must be considered, because without their fulfillment the pear simply will not bloom, and you will not know what its fruits taste like.

1. Feature of the pear variety

As a rule, pears begin to bear fruit in the 3-6th year of life. However, there are exceptions, and you, out of ignorance, could plant one of these trees. For example, varieties such as Bere Slutskaya and Bere Ardanpon give the first ovary only 8-10 years after planting, and Ussuriysk Far East and at all in 15 years. In addition, when buying a sapling, not in the nursery, but in the nearest market you can most likely get a wilderness that will bloom completely in a half or two decades, and you will definitely not be happy with the resulting fruits.

To avoid this, always buy saplings of fruit trees in large nurseries and be sure to check all the features of the variety before you buy.

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2. Pear trees lack sunlight

Pear quite capricious in choosing a place on the site. She needs to take the sunniest areas, otherwise she will either not start to bloom, or the flowering will be scarce, and the fruits will not tie up. If you originally planted a pear on a lighted lawn, and over time it began to obscure the shed or large-sized trees, you will have to carefully transplant it.

By the way, it is worth remembering that an improper planting, for example, excessive root penetration, may also affect the general condition of the tree.

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3. Lack of nutrients in the soil

The next year the pear lays flower buds during the summer, when the spring top dressing is already used up, and the autumn one is still far away. On poor soils, this problem is aggravated by the general depletion of the soil, and you can wait for flowering indefinitely. Most of all for the laying of flower buds pear needs phosphorus, potassium and iron.

The way out of the situation is regular feeding, both root and foliar, and containing not only the essential nutrients, but also trace elements. Remember that it will not be possible to do organic fertilizers alone in the case of a pear - mineral complexes should also be included in its diet.

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4. The freezing of pear trees in winter

Even winter hardy varieties of pears sometimes surrender under the onslaught of the elements. The branches themselves and the trunk can cope with sudden frosts, but the collar (short fruit branches) freeze from sudden temperature changes, which means you should not wait for flowers next spring.

It is also destructive for pears and the ice rains that have become frequent in the middle lane in recent years - thin branches of young trees are cracking, and the budding flower buds are dying. According to statistics, frost bumps on a pear appear more often than on an apple tree, and mostly the youngest and oldest trees suffer.

Completely solve this problem, alas, is impossible. However, a tree properly prepared for wintering, especially sheltered for the winter, is much more likely to save the buds.

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5. Soaking pear roots

Wetland, clay soil in which the water is long after the rains, or nearby groundwater is another reason why a pear lays flowering. This tree is afraid of overmoistening much more than droughts, because the thin pears roots easily soak and start to rot with an excess of water. In addition, the groundwater is washed out of the soil nutrients, so necessary for the tree, and the pear begins to suffer from a lack of minerals.

To avoid this, plant the pear in well-drained areas, prepare a deep hole for the seedling with loose soil in advance and do not overdo it with watering. If you first planted a tree, and then discovered this problem, you will have to dig a pear and carefully transplant it into a more suitable soil.

6. Pests of pear

A pear, like an apple tree, is attacked by more than a dozen dangerous insects, many of which are not averse to eat delicate buds and flowers. If you notice that the buds on your pear are tied, and then fall, without really revealing, then the problem is in winged or creeping pests. The apple-flowered beetle-eater, the apple cider, the goldfinder, and their other "comrades" are capable of depleting the strength of the young sapling, leaving you no chance of harvesting.

It is not as easy to get rid of pests and diseases as it seems, this will help the complex of measures, and they will not always be simple and on a natural basis. Treating trees is carried out several times per season at certain periods, and it will need to be carried out annually, otherwise the saved tree will once again be "in the hands" of the invaders.

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7. Improper formation of the crown of pear

Most pears grow their crown at an incredible speed, and in a couple of years the tree can turn into an immensely thick ball or broom. Inexperienced gardeners rejoice in the abundance of greenery and lush crowns, but thus deprive themselves of the opportunity to try the fruits themselves. In the dark captivity of foliage and branches, the flowers simply do not tie up, and if they appear, the insect pollinators will not find them.

Pear Forming Scheme

In order for the crown of pear to be fruitful, it is necessary annually (including the year of planting) to cut it and form it. And only one removal of extra shoots can not do. Pear branches often grow upward, parallel to the trunk, or at a very acute angle, and they have to be bent forcibly using a system of suspended loads or loops.

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Did you find your problem in the list of reasons? Eliminate it and next spring you will be able to enjoy the first flowers on the pear.

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