Last spring I came across a vendor at a flea market with all sorts of fruit
trees for $5.00 each.
On impulse (and since I had the room to spare for planting them) I bought a
Bartlett pear, a Granny
Smith apple (both grafted, each around 6 feet tall). It wasn't until on the way
home it crossed my
mind that they might not be self-fertile. I did a bit of web searching and
information-- some sites listed Bartlett pear and Granny Smith apple as
self-fertile varieties, some
didn't. Bee polinators would be present.
So my two questions are:
1.) Are these two varieties of fruit tree self-fertile without other varieties
of apple or pear
around? (If not, I want to be able to take them up before they get too big).
2.) Are Bartlett pear trees able to fertilize Bradford pear trees, thus causing
neighbor's decroative Bradfords to start producing fruit which would be a messy
hassle for him to
clean up? (I hadn't thought of that at the time of buying the tree, but I'm
really hoping for a
"yes" on this one).