Today scientists have bred new varieties of pears that have improved biological performance. Such fruits are resistant to scab and minus temperatures, as well as perfectly preserved for a long time. Pear trees are quite moody when transplanted – their seedlings are often poorly pressed, grow slowly in the first year and tend to die with unscrupulous care. In order to grow good pears, first of all you need to pay attention to the quality of the soil in which trees will be planted — because the pear does not grow on all kinds of land.
The quality of pear fruit is usually affected by factors such as the amount of water, sunlight and agricultural machinery.
Trees growing in poor soil and receiving enough sun will give stiff and sour fruit. The most successfully pear is grown in black soil or forest gray soils, where there is a powerful loam subsoil. Positively affects trees and their range of growth — so, the pear develops perfectly on elevations and slopes, growing to huge size and penetrating roots into the ground for six to eight meters.
Growing unusual pears
The first pear of unusual shape in the form of Buddha was raised by Chinese farmer Hao, who for six years tried to invent a way to give fruit a certain silhouette — and he managed it. The resourceful farmer did not perform a miracle, but simply took pears at the stage of development and placed their fruit in plastic shapes resembling the silhouette of the Buddha. The result was a new breeding variety of pear fruits having a non-standard “design”.
“ Buddhist” pears are marketed as hot patties — people believe they bring luck and wealth.
Growing pears of the original shape is not a novelty — the Japanese started doing this even twenty years ago. It was in Japan that the square watermelons were first grown — despite the fact that the technology of their cultivation did not put on the stream, they are quite popular due to easy transportation and convenient storage.
Today, many gardeners grow pears of an unusual shape, placing them in plastic containers cast on special order. Small fruits sprawl in these moulds, taking the appearance of a particular figure — similarly grown miniature bonsai trees, branches of which are tricked with wire and trimmed extra shoots. Pears in the process of growth directly on the tree fill the emptiness of forms, turning into unusual and artistically “irrified” fruits.