Pai Li Asian pear

@IL847

That would be a 45 foot tall tree.

I understand taller tree has more branches to produce more pears. But say a dwarf tree is 10’ to produce 100~300 pounds. If 40’ standard tree equal to 4 dwarf trees which should produce 100x4=400pounds~300x4=1200pounds pears. Barely reached low end of 1250 pounds range. The got be not only 4times tall but also has twice the branches. Wondering how they resolve the wind, light penetration problem to keep the tree in productive

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@IL847

An average orchard can have around 109 standard peach trees per acre, 36 standard apple trees per acre, 134 standard cherry trees per acre, and 108 standard pear trees per acre. If you opt for dwarf varieties, you can fit 120 to 1,815 trees of peach, apple, cherry, and pear in the same space.

108 versus 120 pears. Lets use averages "The average yield for a mature and healthy standard height pear tree is 200 lbs. (90 kg), while mature semi dwarf trees yield on average 100 lbs. (45 kg). "

" Pear Tree Harvest

The average pear tree produces fruits ready to be harvested about 110-115 days after full bloom. In most areas of US, pear trees are harvested from late summer to autumn (August to October). As it happens in all fruit trees, knowing when exactly to harvest requires years of experience and constant “trial and error” effort. Alternatively, commercial growers can regularly check the sugar levels of fruits in order to determine the optimum harvest time. As a rule of thumb, we shall not let pears fully ripen on the tree, as the fruit quality may deteriorate (the area close to the seeds gets gritty when the fruit fully matures on the tree). Pears are harvested only by hand and are very sensitive to bruising. Sorting takes place immediately after harvesting, because damaged fruits release ethylene gas more quickly and this can hurt the rest of them.

Pear Tree Yield

The average yield for a mature and healthy standard height pear tree is 200 lbs. (90 kg), while mature semi dwarf trees yield on average 100 lbs. (45 kg). Keep in mind that there can be striking deviations from these numbers. Pear trees (as many other fruit trees) have an inherent tendency towards Alternate Bearing (the tree produces a high yield in one year, and a low-if not zero- yield in the following year). Professional pear growers can mitigate the phenomenon of Alternate Bearing after years of high quality management (irrigation, fertilization, pollination, pruning, thinning etc.)."

Standards yield 21,600 pounds acre
108x200

Dwarfs yield 12,000 pounds per acre
120x100

There are many people who disagree with the experts

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