Strange smell of the asian pear

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?

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.


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


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 2017


Similar to callery pear?

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Yes similar to callery