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The good pear tree


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January 12, 2013 — Fruiting pear trees are as good as their ornamental cousins are bad. Mike McGrath says pears just might be the easiest big fruits a homeowner can grow. And, as always, Mike answers listeners’ garden questions and quandaries.


Questions of the Week

Well, crap. I got it on sale at Lowes; the guy there said they were “good pear trees for this area”. Who wants a pear tree without fruit? I have enough fruitless stuff! Alright, Mike: what is a good fruiting pear tree for my region? Or should I ask my local Extension office and not pester you? Get the answer »

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  • http://35b33@lighttube.net K Markgraf

    I could not find corn glutin local for weed control . What do you recomend that woul be inexpensive, buy local Thanks Klaus Tullahoma Tn



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