I've got a pear tree, about 4 years old. This is the first year it's flowering. It's only flowering on the outside tips of younger wood on the south side of the tree. I understand shaded wood may not flower, but this seems a bit....exaggerated. I have a couple other pears that have a few flowers and they are also on younger wood on the outside of the tree.
I was expecting some fruiting spurs to develop on older wood and for the spurs to be more evenly distributed in the tree.
These are on semi-dwarf rootstock, I am keeping them at about 8' tall and 5-6' wide.
Too young? Too much pruning?
Any suggestions to increase flowering...or does it just need time?
EDIT - This is cool - just remembered it's the same tree I posted about in '11. Check the link below and compare it to the current picture. You can see where the split healed up just fine
http://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... 92#p218092