gift
Garden Mastery Academy - Module 1: Dare to Dream
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Dave Burton
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
  • Carla Burke
  • Leigh Tate
gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • Jay Angler

Spiralling Pear Tree

 
Posts: 66
Location: Eastern PA
9
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Early last spring I planted a pear tree. It didn't look too great during the summer, but the beginning of this fall it really started to take off. I was thrilled, but right now, all the growth is spiralling, including the main trunk.

What could be causing this? Do I just prune the tree back?

20140730_132347.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20140730_132347.jpg]
 
Julia Franke
Posts: 66
Location: Eastern PA
9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A note on the picture, the top branch coming off the left is actually from the main trunk spiralling around.
 
pollinator
Posts: 3114
Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even Soil:SandyLoam pH6 Flat
338
2
forest garden solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Let it stay and grow that way. You now have a dwarf fruit tree, A weeping pear. In fact send me some so that I can grow it. I have seen "dwarf" pear tree that is 16ft tall, it is about time a dwarf pear only get to 7ft tall.
 
This one time, at band camp, I had relations with a tiny ad.
List of Early Bird Goodies for SKIP book kickstarter
https://permies.com/wiki/157072/List-Early-Bird-Goodies-SKIP
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic