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Young pear tree - full of blossoms in November ?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Young pear tree - full of blossoms in November ? Reply with quote

Hi...We got a present of a young pear tree in a large pot earlier in the summer.
The only thing we have done is to make it a bit more stable by staking it.

In the last few weeks it has developed a large number of blossoms....I'm thinking it's a bit early ? It looks very healthy though !
Should we prune it now ?

Thanks....Ger

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a very interesting case. I have often seen the top bud of a pear tree produce out of season blossom but never more than one or two. The debate in the past was whether a blossom out of season was a very late blossom or a very early blossom. I would recommend that you do NOT prune it but let it grow on naturally. The unusually fine weather is helping to cause unseasonal blossoming. The fact that it is growing in a container will have raised the root temperature and this may be a contributory factor.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alot of that going around Smile I have a camelia blooming and annuals that should be well past are still going strong. Have strawberry plants putting out flowers. Will nip those out though.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt wory to much about it, The weather has been very mild and lots of plants and trees are not doing what they should be at this time of year.
If it was imported and stored inside it may be reacting to the change in environment its the plants reaction to survive. Could also be pot bound plants that are pot bound usually react by producing flowers out of season.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The weather has been very mild and lots of plants and trees are not doing what they should be at this time of year.


Things could be about to change on that front if what's promised moves through the country....

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BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES - DONEGAL TO BE HIT WITH SLEET, SNOW AND 110KPH WINDS
November 29, 2011

A severe weather warning has been issued for Donegal for the next few days with forecasts for heavy rain, sleet, snow and winds of up to 110kph.

The warnings come as the first real taste of winter bites in Co Donegal.

This afternoon we have had reports of heavy sleet in Falcarragh, Downings, Kilmacrennan and Termon.

And according to Met Eireann and BBC forecasters much more is to follow in the next few days.

Worried islanders on Tory, afraid of being cut off from the mainland, had supplies flown out to them this morning.

Vital supplies including foodstuffs such as milk and bread as well as fuel was taken onto the island by the rescue helicopter based at Sligo.

With heavy seas and strong winds forecast, it is feared that boats will not be able to access the island for a number of days.

A spokesman for Met Eireann said stormy conditions are certainly forecast beginning from later today.

"It will get a lot colder and windier in the coming hours across the North West.

"We still do not know how cold it will get just yet but temperatures are already plunging.

"We are expecting very strong winds of up to 110 KPH and more rain.

"Temperatures are getting much colder and because of that there is a strong possibility of snow in places.

"We have already had reports of sleet in many places across Donegal and that looks likely to continue," said the spokesman.

Many roads around Termon and Kilmacrennan are reported to be white with heavy sleet this afternoon which could turn to snow this evening.

Donegal County Council is currently on standby and may be forced to send out gritters if the temperatures continue to plummet.
http://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/11/29/batten-down-the-hatches-donegal-to-be-hit-with-sleet-snow-and-110kph-winds/


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