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I planted two pear tree's two summers ago. Last summer one actually produced 4 large delicious pears! I believe I was suppose to prune them down in the fall, which I did not do. So my question is what should I do this spring? Do I leave them be.......do I prune early spring? Prune now? What do I do to increase my chances of a more bountiful harvest?

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    1. I have some apple trees we planted, they took 4 years before they produced, in the Adk. Mts of NY. I would suggest you Google "pear tree pruning", I just did and there is a lot of info out there , that is beyond my typing ability here.

      1. If they haven't leafed out, it's probably not too late. I use "The Backyard Orchardist" but often start with gardenweb.com, or other online resources.

        "Pruning After The First Season"
        http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/l...

        "Pruning Out of Control Pear Tree"
        http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/l...

        1. Give it time. Some years are better than others. I agree that googling pruning is a good idea, but you could also see if there might be a fruit tree pruning workshop in your area. It's best to learn from the experts.

          1. jvredivici- Where do you live It makes a big difference.

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