Very early flowering

Question ...

My pear tree produced some blossom in the mild weather last autumn. Will it produce blossom and fruit this year?

Answer ...

They should blossom again and fruiting will then not be affected. Gardeners can easily see if there are fruit buds remaining on the trees. These will produce blossom this spring and fruit in the late summer and autumn. There may be less blossom than usual but as each bud contains several flower and fruit buds, even after thinning, overall yield should not be affected.

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