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2 Bumps

DH wants fruit trees. I would like a pear one and he an apple. Can they cross pollinate? Or do we have to have 2 apple trees and 2 pear trees?

 
Lynette

Asked by Lynette at 12:30 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Pears & apples will not cross-pollinate, but if you only want one of each type of tree, there are varieties that are self-pollinating. There is also the option of getting a grafted tree that contains more than one variety on a single tree. We have a grafted pear tree that has 4 varieties of pear on one tree (http://www.eburgess.com/detail.asp?pid=6145) & a grafted apple tree that has 5 varieties of apples on one tree (http://gardenerschoice.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=92).
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 12:57 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • we just planted some peach trees ( bought them at lowes) they helped us know what to buy
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 12:35 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • i do have 2 cortland apple trees and 2 plum trees. there still small just bought them a couple weeks ago but i was told for happy trees there should be 2 trees. lol. i have the space so 2 is good anyways.
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 1:27 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Its better to purchase 2 each or look for self pollinating varieties.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:22 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Pear trees & Apple trees will not cross-pollinate
    iam4you2

    Answer by iam4you2 at 4:24 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • I don't know, but here is a bump.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 4:17 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I would check with your local Lowe's store.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 8:19 PM on May. 25, 2011

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