Workshop Session: Friday II
Hardy pears can be a good choice as an additional crop for your diversified market farm. This workshop will help you decide if you want to add pear trees, which take 4-5 years to bear fruit. Learn about varieties and rootstocks that do well in the Upper Midwest as well as orchard layout and how to train, prune, harvest, and manage the orchard floor for soil and tree health. Take home a cutting of Luscious or Gourmet pear trees!
David Sliwa has years of experience growing and trialing pear varieties and experimental pear rootstocks on his farm in Iowa.