Hi everyone. I’m new to this forum, but have been a member of Back Yard Fruit Growers for many years. I found you because I’m getting impatient with a Warren that I grafted so long ago that I can’t remember when it was; I think 8 or 9 years. At this point it looks pretty nice, trunk about 4" diameter, height 10’ to 12’. Last year it finally showed a few flowers, this year I was encouraged with the number of flowers, but no fruit set either year. My wife has made some pointed comments about how fruit trees are supposed to produce fruit, and we have a really limited yard size, so I was thinking of taking it out until reading this, and reminding myself that we lost some apples to fireblight and this tree does seem pretty immune.
I love the description of the fruit and this page is encouraging. Can anyone recommend a good pollination partner to graft onto this Warren to make pollination more likely and more productive? My other pear, on the other side of the house, is a Frankenbush with Kieffer (I think) and Clapp’'s Favorite from my Dad’s yard, and Bosc, and I don’t think their bloom timing matches the Warren very well, plus they aren’t very close by. I can’t add another tree near the Warren, so grafting in a few branches, hopefully the same variety, seems like my best option.