Frank's Nursery and Crafts is going out of business**
and they have
everything including trees marked down.
They had one D'Anjou pear tree that it said needed a pollinator.
OTOH, the big Ortho book said it was a B-type tree (their category)
and could be pollinated by "any B" (not "any other B"), which seems to
me to mean that it can pollinate itself, plus any of 4 other B
varieties of pear can also pollinate it.
OT3H the salesman at a good store said that I would be ok if there
were another pear (or D'anjou pear?) within 5 miles. I suppose there
Can I plant just one pear tree and get pears, and is this an ok time
to plant in Baltimore. The days are in the 60's or high 50's. The
nights are in the 40's.
And by the way, when there is male and female, how does one know one
is getting a female tree and not a male one that will never have
fruit, iiuc? (If the stores only sell females, where do the males
Another tree for sale is called a "flowering cherry tree". Does
"flowering" mean it won't give cherries to eat?
I think one of my 2 apple trees has died (maybe apple-cedar-rust?),
and I have 2nd empty space that could use a tree. I'm thinking
planting now will give me a head start in the spring. Or do I need to
plant a second apple tree to pollinate my surviving one. (They were
different varieties, planted by the original owner of the house.)
The store here was doing well but the whole chain is closing.
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