Strange smell of the asian pear


#1

hi, I’m not an expert in plants. This year I had several varieties of pear in my garden. And I noticed one thing: the flowering of the Asian pear tree has a very strange smell, like chlorine or something rotten.Is it normal?


#2

Yes, Asian pears appear to be one of the species trying to attract flies rather than bees. More a rotting flesh smell to me.

Chestnut flowers are not music to human noses either, but, nevertheless, attract bees like crazy.


#3

I love making unsuspecting friends and family members smell those things :smile:


#4

Pears blooms are not known for their pleasant smell. European pears and Asian pears smell the same.
You can see the blooms here Pear buds, blossoms, and fruit


#5

Similar to callery pear?


#6

Yes similar to callery