- Collecting Pear Seeds: Learn How To Save Pear Seeds
- When and How to Harvest Pear Seeds
- Saving Seeds from Pears
- How to Grow a Pear Tree From Seeds
- How to Grow a Pear Tree From Seeds Tutorial
- Tips for Using Pears in the Kitchen
- 15 Pear Recipes
- Pears 101
- How to pick the perfect pears
- Pear Types
- How to store pears
- Pear nutrition information
- Pear Picking Tips
- Pear Varieties for Home Canning, Cooking and Eating
- Growing Pears From Seed In 5 Easy And Simple Steps
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Collecting Pear Seeds: Learn How To Save Pear Seeds
Did you ever want to grow your own pear tree? Collecting pear seeds to start your own tree from scratch is a simple and enjoyable process. Anyone can learn how to save pear seeds using a sealable container, some peat moss, a cool storage space and a bit of patience.
When and How to Harvest Pear Seeds
Pear seeds, like many other fruit tree seeds, rarely produce the same pear as the original fruit. This is because pears reproduce sexually and, just like humans, they have a lot of genetic diversity. For example, if you plant a seed from a Bosc pear, grow the tree and harvest its fruit ten to twenty years later, you will not get Bosc pears. The pears may even be tasteless or inedible. So grower beware; if you really want to have a Bosc pear, you would be better off grafting a branch from an existing Bosc pear tree. You’ll get exactly what you want and a lot faster.
But maybe you feel experimental and don’t care whether the fruit is exactly the same. You want to know when and how to harvest pear seeds anyway. The right time for collecting pear seeds is when the seeds are mature, and this is when the pear is ripe. Some pears ripen earlier in summer and others later in the season. Pick the ripe pear and eat it. Keep the seeds and wash away the pulp. Place the seeds on a dry paper towel for a day or two and let them dry out a bit. That is all. Wasn’t that easy?
Saving Seeds from Pears
It isn’t really recommended that you save pear seeds for a long period of time. Even if pear seeds are stored perfectly, they lose viability over time. If you nevertheless want to save them for a year or two, store them in a breathable container in a room with low humidity so they don’t get moldy and rot. Consider using a jar with a mesh lid.
Saving seeds from pears for planting the subsequent spring involves the following steps:
- Place the seeds in a sealable plastic bag with peat moss or sterile potting soil. Label and date the plastic bag and put the seeds in the refrigerator for four months. This refrigeration process mimics what would happen in the wild if the seed overwintered in the soil. Check the seeds periodically and keep them just moist.
- After four months you can plant the seeds in in a small pot in sterile potting soil one inch deep. Place only one seed per pot. Put the pot(s) in a sunny spot and keep the soil moist. The seeds should germinate and produce green growth in three months.
- After the pear trees grow one foot tall, you can place them in the ground.
Congratulations! You now know how to save seeds from pears. Good luck in your growing adventure.
How to Grow a Pear Tree From Seeds
If you’ve ever wondered whether you can grow your own pear tree, the answer is absolutely yes! Today you’ll learn how to grow a pear tree from seeds, how to care for it, and how to get the most delicious pears out of your tree! After your pear seeds have sprouted, you’ll be able to transplant into containers, and once your plant becomes strong enough, you can transplant it right into your garden.
How to Grow a Pear Tree From Seeds Tutorial
Sowing the Pear Seeds:
- Start by collecting a pear, a plastic cup, four toothpicks, a knife, and some good quality potting soil.
- Pour some water into the plastic cup and set it on your counter.
- Remove the seeds from the pear. There should be about 8 seeds.
- Dry 4 of the seeds out on a plate for a couple of days, preferably in a warm spot. Then, transfer the dried seeds into a plastic bag and store in the fridge. These seeds can be stored for a few years in the fridge in case you decide to plant more pear trees in the future!
- Place the other 4 seeds into the cup of water and place cup in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
- After 4 or 5 days, removing the cup with the seeds from the fridge. Any seeds that are floating are no good, so toss those out.
- Drain the water and fill the cup with all purpose potting soil.
Planting the Pear seeds
- Place a seed in each corner of the cup.
- Place a toothpick next to each seed to mark its spot.
- Water well and wait 2-3 weeks for seedlings to appear.
Caring for Your Pear Tree:
- Once your seedlings have four or more true leaves, transplant them to a regular sized pot.
- Once the seedlings have outgrown their pot, transplant the tree outdoors, provided that the weather is warm (you can start in early spring as soon as the last frost is over).
- You can also transplant the seedlings to a bigger pot and simply move the pot outdoors and indoors according to the weather.
- Make sure you place your tree in a sunny spot, and where there aren’t many trees or other plants around.
- Water your pear tree regularly.
- Within 5-8 years, your pear tree should be mature and be yielding delicious pear fruits.
- After this point, your pear tree will regale you with fruits every year.
- Pick the pears once they are big enough, and they will ripen off the tree.
Characteristics: Of the two types of Anjou pears, the green pears are easier to find, although red Anjous are gaining ground. Short, squat, and very plump, these pears look as if they almost have no neck—giving them an egg-like appearance. Both varieties have a smooth skin with flesh that’s juicy and firm. Green Anjous stay green, even when fully ripened. These are best eaten raw.
Photo by 6. Asian Pear
Alternate Names: nashi pear, Japanese pear, Korean pear, Taiwan Pear, sand pear, apple pear
Characteristics: This apple-shaped pear is unusual in many regards. First, it has a very unpearlike shape. Second, the skin’s texture is a little gritty and not as soft as that of other pears. Third, the flesh isn’t especially juicy (relatively speaking) and has a crispness that borders on crunchy. Fourth, it lacks a typical “pear” flavor. And finally, unlike many fruits, the Asian pear is ripe when it’s firm, not when it becomes more pliable to the touch. Take advantage of the Asian pear’s characteristics by eating it raw and in salads and slaws.
Photo by 7. Comice
Alternate Names: Doyenne du Comice, Christmas pear
Characteristics: Comice pears come in both red and green varieties. Comice red pears, however, are still relatively new, having been first found in the orchard in the 1970s). Both red and green Comice pears have skin that breaks very easily, and they are very sweet, creamy textured, and juicy. It’s popular in holiday gift fruit baskets, so it has become known as the “Christmas pear.” These pears aren’t ideal for poaching because of their relatively delicate nature and juiciness, but they’re great for baking and eating with cheese. Highly prized by the French, enjoy this pear with a good French Brie or another soft creamy fromage.
Tips for Using Pears in the Kitchen
Popular cooking methods include poaching (in wine, syrup, fruit juice, water) and baking. Pears shine in baked goods like tarts, pies, and cakes, as well as in jams, preserves, and chutneys. And because they are related to apples, it’s generally understood that if a recipe calls for apples, pears can be substituted. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger complement the fruit in both edible and drinkable recipes.
1. Look for Pears that are Firm and Bruise-Free
Choose pears that are firm to the touch and don’t have bruises or cuts. Some pears are wrapped in paper, which protects the pears and helps keep them unblemished.
2. Store Your Pears in Brown Bags
Pears will ripen off the tree. To ripen them at home, put hard fruit in a punctured paper bag and keep it at room temperature until the fruit is aromatic and gives slightly when pressed with your thumb. But beware: Pears ripen very quickly. Overripe pears are pulpy and the flesh will be mealy.
3. Peel Before Cooking
Peel pears before cooking them, as their skin grows tough when heated.
4. Use Lemon to Prevent Sliced Pears from Browning
Prevent premature browning by dipping cut pears in acidulated water (water mixed with a little lemon juice or vinegar). This works on European pears such as the Bartlett and Comice but not on Asian pears.
5. Grow Your Own Pears
While many of the pears presented in this guide can be found in your local supermarket, gourmet shop, or farmers’ market, you can also order harder-to-locate varieties from online companies such as Harry & David. For the ambitious, however, you can try growing your own pear tree right in your backyard. Visit your local garden nursery or try an online nursery that specializes in fruit trees, such as Adams County Nursery.
15 Pear Recipes
Savory Pear Dishes
- Tea-Smoked Duck Breast with Pears and Blueberry Jus
- Asian Pear and Frisée Salad
- Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear
- Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Pears and Pear-Brandy Cream Sauce
- Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Pear, Bell Pepper, and Cilantro Salsa
Perfect Pear Desserts
- Pears with Herbed Ricotta and Honey
- Dark Gingerbread Pear Cake
- Scarlet Poached Pears
- Pear Croustade with Lemon Pastry and Almonds
- Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pear Jam
- Pear Champagne Cocktail
- Autumn Pear Chip
- Apricot Pear Cordials
- Pear Martini with Lemon and Rosemary
- Oregon Pear 75
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Everything you need to know about cooking with pears, including a breakdown of the different pear types.
Until recently, I’d naively gone through life thinking there were just one or two types of pears. I mean I’d never really sought out pears for cooking, so how was I to know? But you know what? There are so many pear types. It made my brain hurt, just looking at them all sitting there at my grocery, me not knowing which to choose. So I bought them all (much to the love of the cashier), and did a little write up for each under “Pear Types”. Hope it saves ya the brain hurt.
How to pick the perfect pears
Pears are in their peak harvest (in North America and much of the northern hemisphere) from August to November, but you’ll be able to find them through most of the winter months.
How do you know you’re picking a good one? Color at peak ripeness differs by type of pear, but look for one with few blemishes or scratches. To determine ripeness, apply gentle pressure to the neck of the pear. Pears ripen from the inside out, so a perfectly ripe pear will give a little bit at the neck. A pear that is squishy all around is probably too ripe.
Anjou (d’Anjou): These pears are short, fat, and great eaten raw. There are 2 varieties:
- Green Anjou: Green and round, these are sweet and perfect for eating raw, though they also hold up well when cooked. These are popular in the U.S. and are pretty easy to find.
- Red Anjou: Just about like its green cousin, but red and a bit sweeter.
Asian: This one is a bit odd, and isn’t really pear shaped, colored, or tasting. It remains firm when ripe, with an almost crunchy interior. You can work this into most baked dished calling for pears, it can be enjoyed raw, and you could even trying substituting it for apples.
Green Bartlett: Green-ish, gold-ish, juicy, and great for baking, pureeing, or canning.
Red Bartlett: Similarly great for baking, pureeing, and canning, but this one is also pretty good raw as well.
Bosc: These are firm and hold up well under heat so they’re perfect for baking.
Comice: Sweet and great raw. Try it with a soft cheese like Brie or Camembert!
Conference: Long and greenish/brownish, this one is good raw or cooked.
Concorde: Good for just about everything. The flesh of these doesn’t oxidize/brown quickly when exposed to air, making them great raw in salads or on fancy cheese platters.
Forelle: This crisp, tart variety is green with red-speckled skin. Try it with a drizzle of honey!
Seckel: Ultra-sweet and perfect raw. This is a smaller pear, making it great packed in your lunchbox or canned whole.
Stark Crimson: Bright red and a bit perfume-y. This one is better off baked than raw.
How to store pears
- Unripe: Stick your unripe pears in a brown paper bag and store at room temperature to speed up the ripening process. This helps to raise the concentration of ethylene gas, the compound contributing to ripening in many fruits.
- Ripe: Ripe pears should be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge.
Pear nutrition information
per 1 medium pear (178g)
- Calories: 103
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 6g, 22% Daily Value (DV)
- Protein: 1g
- Fat: 0g
- 12% DV of Vitamin C: A water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant to fight against potentially damaging free radicals (molecules with unshared electrons that float around wreaking havoc) and an important cofactor in collagen synthesis.
- 10% DV of Vitamin K: A fat-soluble vitamin that allows for activation of enzymes in the clotting cascade, which is responsible for blood clotting. Also builds bone by modifying osteocalcin so that it may bind calcium, thus building the bone matrix.
Pear Picking Tips
Pear Varieties for Home Canning, Cooking and Eating
There are 3 main types of pears:
- European fall pears, that do not need a storage period before they are ready to use, such as Bartlett, Clapp Favorite, and Orcas,
- Earopean winter pears, that will not mature properly unless they are given a resting period in cold storage immediately after picking, such as Bosc, Comice, and Highland,
- Asian Pears, which do not need a storage period before they are ready to use.
|Asian||Asian pears come in many varieties, but are less common in the US (except in Asian grocery stores). Generally very round, like softball, sweet and a soft, grainy texture.||Eating fresh, cooking||August – January|
|Bartlett||Bell-shaped common in grocery stores, changes from green to yellow as it ripes in storage||Eating fresh, canning||August – January|
|Bosc||Yellow-brownish with a long neck. Spicier flavor, complements dishes using cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. If you are growing pears, it is a good pollinator for Bartlett||Baking, cooking||September – January.
Harvest 3 to 4 weeks after Bartlett.
|Comice||A short, round very sweet pear.||Eating fresh||September – January.|
|Concorde||A very sweet green pear with a juicy flesh and vanilla-like flavor||Eating fresh, canning, cooking||September – January.|
|D’Anjou||Egg-shaped, green, wioth speckles. More tart than Bartlett.||Eating fresh, baking, cooking||October – January|
|Forelle||A smaller pear with a dense, grainier flesh.||Eating fresh, general use||September – January.|
|Kieffer||Slightly smaller than other pears. Creamy yellow color with brown speckles.||Canning (only)||Mid-September – January
Harvest 5 to 6 weeks after Bartlett.
|Red pears||There are several variants of pears that are red when ripe: Red Bartett, Red D’Anjou and||September – January.|
|Seckel||A very sweet round, no-necked green, small sized pear with a red bluish.||Eating fresh, canning||September – December|
When you get home – Recipes, Canning, Jams and more
- Spread the fruit out on towels or newspapers and separate any mushy or damaged fruit to use immediately.
- Now, get ready to make
- Canned pears! In sugar solution, water, fruit juice or Stevia
- Pear sauce (like applesauce, but made with pears instead)
- Pear butter instructions – they’re illustrated and easy
- Pear jams and jellies
- Pear honey (kind of a thick pear syrup)
- Pear relish
How to tell if the pears are ripe!
The fruit can be ripened on the tree, but for better quality, they are best picked early and allowed to ripen indoors. Most pears ripen from the inside out, and if left on the tree to ripen, many varieties will become brown at the core and rotten the middle. This is especially common in most fall pears.
Pears have a characteristically gritty texture caused by cells in the meat called stone cells. Although modern varieties have fewer of these stone cells, all varieties still contain them. Picking the pears before they have matured and holding them under cool controlled conditions prevents the formation of too many stone cells, and results in a less gritty pear!
Pears are delicate even when they’re hard and green, so they’re always picked by hand. A few guidelines to use in determining whether pears are ready to be picked include:
- Attached to the tree: Pears are best picked when the fruit separates easily from the twigs. If it is hard to pull off the tree, it isn’t ready!
- Texture: A pear ready to be picked should have a feeling of springiness to its flesh. Close your hand around one and squeeze. If it feels absolutely rock hard, it’s still not ready. You should be able to detect a slight feeling of give, but not too much.
- Drops: when healthy fruits begin to drop, the others on the tree are ready;
- Color: there is a change in fruit color from green to yellow; and the stem separates easily from the branch. To pick pears, grasp the fruit firmly and twist or roll it to make the stem separate from the tree.
- Asian pears, unlike European pears, should be allowed to ripen on the tree. They need no after-ripening storage period. Asian pears are ready for harvest when they come away easily from the spur or branch when they are lifted and twisted slightly. Also when green skin color starts to change to yellow, they’re ripe. .Use the taste test; they’re ready when they taste good. Asian pears should be crisp and crunchy when eaten.
Marks on the Pears: Bugs (particularly squash bugs and stink bugs) bite fruit during development and this results in some imperfections in the pear. This is especially the case with organically raised fruit. These look like dents in the pears if the pears were bitten by a bug when they were young. This causes a spot that does not grow properly and makes a wrinkle in the pear. There’s nothing wrong with these pears. They may look funny, but they will taste just as good as blemish-free pears, and it’s better not to have the pesticides!
Storing Pears and Ripening Tips
Now, here’s the surprise: pears are picked unripe and left to ripe in a cool, dry, dark place (like a basement or garage). If you wait for them to ripen on the tree, you probably won’t harvest many – they’ll rot and be attacked by bugs and birds. Most supermarkets don’t sell really ripe pears because they bruise so easily, but it’s very easy to ripen them at home. If pears are picked before they are fully ripe, they should be ripened at a temperature of 60 F to 70 F. This will result in optimum quality and smoothness of flesh. If you want to keep pears for a longer period of time, store the freshly picked fruit in the refrigerator. They’ll keep for many weeks!
Fall pears can be kept on a shelf at room temperature until ready to eat when yellow color develops and the fruit begins to soften. Fall pears can be stored but usually do not keep for more than 4 to 6 weeks, Many people use their fall pears for canning and drying.
Asian pears can be stored but may develop a strong, wine-like taste if kept too long. If you store Asian pears loosely in a box, clip the stems short, because the stiff stems can puncture and damage neighboring fruit. And allow enough space that the pears do not touch each other; pears that rub each other will often become dark at the rub points.
Winter pears should be put into some kind of cold storage (below 40 F, down to 33 F) for at least 3 weeks. After that period, you can start to bring out fruit as needed to soften up at room temperature. At first it may take 5 to 9 days before the pears are ready to eat; later on a couple of days at room temperature may be long enough.
Preserving the fruit
- For canning directions,
Did you know you can make pear-sauce – just like applesauce, except you remove the pits before cooking them. You can still use a foley food mill and sieve, or you can peel them first!
- Freezing Pears
See my page on how to freeze peaches, plums, nectarines, figs and cherries. Even easier than canning and they will taste just like fresh.. but it does take up space in the freezer.
- Pear butter
If you like apple butter and you like pears, you’ll LOVE this easy pear butter recipe, complete with canning instructions, so you can make them now and give them away at Christmas time!
Did you know you can actually grow the seeds of fruits you bought from the grocery? If you have been throwing pear seeds away just like I used to, save them and start growing pears from these seeds.
Growing Pears From Seed In 5 Easy And Simple Steps
I’ve had people come up to me asking if they can compost seeds from kitchen scraps. I say they can but honestly, I prefer them not to. It’s such a shame that fruit seeds are thrown away when new plants can be grown from these kitchen scraps. While I share the same experience when I first started gardening, I’ve learned since. It allows me to save a few bucks with seeds I won’t have to buy. So let’s get growing pears from seed and grow more lovely trees!
Tips For Growing Pears From Seed
As you very well know by now, pears like apples and other fruit trees don’t grow true to their kind. The chances of them bearing fruit similar to the desirable qualities of the ones you’re eating now is slim to none. It takes longer time for trees grown from seeds to bear fruits than when propagated through grafting or other vegetative means. But if you don’t mind these issues and prefer to grow them naturally, then let’s get going.
If there’s one great consolation in growing them patiently, besides the ease and availability of getting seeds, are the lovely blooms. Pears are deciduous fruit trees that grow lovely and dainty blooms in late winter to early spring. Can you imagine the effect in your garden landscape in the late winter season? I sure do.
Easy Steps To Growing Pears From Seed
Directly planting the seeds in the soil can be done but germinating the seeds indoors will actually save time. Not all seeds will germinate even with the best of care. So check these four easy steps to growing pears from seed.
Step One: Collecting Pear Seeds
- Select different ripe pear fruits for variety in seeds.
- Overripe, neglected fruits from the fridge will do, great, even.
- Slice the fruit gently so as not to cut the seeds then take all the seeds out.
- The more seeds, the better the chances of getting a seed to germinate and grow into a pear tree with desirable qualities.
Step Two: Preparing Seeds For Germination
- Soak the seeds in water overnight to allow non-viable seeds to float and be discarded.
- Gather the seeds which had sunk to the bottom of the container.
- On one side of a paper towel, lay down the seeds at least an inch apart from each other.
- Fold over the other side of the paper towel to secure the seeds.
- Then spray the paper towel with water until soaked.
Step Three: Germinating Pear Seeds
- Take a Ziploc bag and put the paper towel with the seeds inside.
- Seal the bag with a little air inside so the paper towel with the seeds won’t get mold.
- Place the bag in a spot where it’s hot and dark to aid in germination.
Step Four: Preparing Germinated Pear Seeds For Planting
- Check the bag after two weeks and you’ll see some of the seeds with the green and the seed coat separated.
- Most likely, there will be a root system coming out which means they are now ready for planting.
- You may discard the seeds that have not sprouted.
Step Five: Planting Germinated Pear Seeds
- Take your pots with potting mix in it.
- Poke holes with your finger or a pencil just as deep for the root system of the pear seedling to fit in.
- Then gently place the seedling, root in first through the hole and scoop bits of soil to cover the hole.
- Gently spray with water and thoroughly moisten the pot.
- You can put the pot under grow lights or a south-facing window and watch it grow.
Pear Seedling In A Month
There you go tree huggers and plant lovers, your teeny weeny pear seedling in just a month. Most pear varieties cross-pollinate, meaning they need another pear tree to help with pollination and help bear fruits. So planting pears by pairs is always ideal. Wait until all danger of frost is over before you let it out into the big world during the spring time. Taking care of your pear seedling is no sweat. It’s pretty much, continued watering and mulching until the roots have been established. Choose a more permanent location for your pear tree as they can grow into huge trees. Check these garden landscape ideas for beginners so you can have an idea where to grow your pear tree.
Watch the full and step by step guide to growing pears from seed in this video:
Don’t you agree that growing pears from seed allows you to see the beauty of a tree growing naturally? Start planting those pear seeds now and watch them grow into beautiful trees with the changing of the seasons!
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Pear trees (Pyrus communis) bear sweet fruit with crisp, white flesh. Many gardeners tend to shy away from growing fruit trees due to their delicate and temperamental nature. Growing pear trees from seed will take patience and careful planning. Prepare to spend at least a few months just readying the pear seeds for germination before planting. If you take good care of your seedlings, you can grow pear trees from seed that will bear large bounties of fruit year after year.
Cut open healthy, ripe pears with a sharp knife. Scoop the seeds out of the pear with a spoon and place them in a small bowl. Add warm water to the bowl and rinse the fruit pulp off the pear seeds. Lay the seeds onto paper towels to dry.
Fill a plastic bag with moist peat moss. Bury the pear seeds 2 to 3 inches in the peat moss and close the bag. Place the plastic bag in the bottom crisper drawer of the refrigerator for up to three months, or until the last frost date has passed. Ensure that the peat moss stays damp but not soggy the entire time it is stored in the refrigerator.
Remove the seeds from the refrigerator and plastic bag when outdoor temperatures remain steady above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Soak the seeds in a bowl of warm water for two days to help soften the hard outer shell of the pear seeds.
Place biodegradable peat pots on top of a plastic water tray. Fill the peat pots 3/4 full with organic potting soil. Remove the pear seeds from the bowl of water and lay one pear seed on top of the potting soil in each peat pot. Cover the pear seeds with a 1/2-inch layer of potting soil.
Water the pear seeds until the soil is moist. Cover the peat pots loosely with plastic wrap to raise the humidity. Set the plastic tray and peat pots indoors in a warm location that receives plenty of indirect light. Keep the soil moist until the pear seeds germinate. The rate of germination will depend on which variety of pear seed you have.
Remove the plastic wrap when the pear seeds have sprouted above the soil line in each peat pot. Move the water tray and peat pots to an indoor location that receives brighter light, such as a windowsill. Continue keeping the soil moist for several months, or through the winter months.
Feed the growing pear seedlings a liquid houseplant fertilizer as directed on the package label.
Plant the pear seedlings in well-draining soil, in a location that receives full sunlight when the threat of frost has passed. Break up the soil in a planting area twice the size of the peat pot the pear tree is growing in and mix in organic compost. Dig a hole the same size as the peat pot. Trim off the top edge of the peat pot so it is even with the soil level inside. Place the peat pot into the planting hole and backfill with soil. Water the soil well. Space multiple pear seedlings at least 20 feet apart from each other to accommodate the growing root systems.
This guide shows you how to grow a pear tree from a store-bought pear or seed packet. In this example i will be using a nashi pear. But the process will be the same for any type of pear.
Start by cutting a 1cm deep v-shape into the fruit. Careful not to damage any of the seeds inside.
Now break the fruit in half using your hands.
Carefully cut around the seeds and then remove them gently by hand.
Place your seeds on a paper towel and dampen it with water.
Place the wet paper towel inside a lunchbox or a plastic bag, and close the lid. Now put the box inside your fridge.
Check once a week to see if the germination process has started. Normaly it takes around two weeks but it could take alot longer.
Place your germinated seed in a 1cm deep hole and cover it up with soil.
Now water the soil and place a plastic bag over your pot. Check the soil every 3 days to make sure it’s not completely dry.
Remove the plastic bag when the seedling starts to show. Place the pot in a sunny window.
Once a few weeks have passed, you should have somthing that looks like a small tree. If you decide to plant your pear tree outside at this stage. Make sure to keep a lookout for any rodents or pests that might harm your tree. They can be very fragile at this stage. When your tree exceeds 20cm high it should start to get easier to keep it alive.
Things you might need.
https://growplantsfromseed.com/Pot (Plant Pot)
https://growplantsfromseed.com/Pottingmix (Potting mix)
Check out how to grow:
For people living in the cities perhaps nature is all we can grow in our balcony.
So lets grow some pear trees!
What we need to begin with:
1 plastic cup
1 cup mold
Later on (about 3 months) we will need a bigger pot 😉
We eat the pear and keep the seeds
We place the seeds in the plastic cup, we fill the cup with water and put the in the fridge about a week. This
way we seperate the bad seeds from the good. Also the seeds now think that the winter is
gone and they can grow now.
We keep 4 seed of those who stayed down. in the surface are the dead seeds
We empty the water and fill the cup with mold softly and water it like in the picture no2
We use the toothpicks to push about 1.5 – 2 cm the 4 seeds in the cup and like in the photo we live the toothpicks like markers there!
Tip : I positioned the plastic cup next to a sunny window and placed above a plastic bottle to act like a glasshouse! it worked i think
When the mold is getting dry add water
If all goes well (like for me) in three months pic7 cut the plastic cup (when the mold is dry) seperate the roots gently
and plant each pear tree in a differnet and bigger pot pic8
Pear tree drop the leaves in the winter but u keep watering the mold in the big pot and by spring u will get pic 10
Be patient and u ll have pears in your balcony…