In the past, there have been only a couple different kinds of apple trees that you could buy. But now, thanks to the wonders of genetic engineering, if you want to buy an apple tree you are able to choose between many different types
Bradford Pear medium sized ornamental tree with a rounded shape dark glossy green leaves turn a spectacular gold to red in fall masses of white flowers blossom in early spring fast growing to tall and wide
The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Great beginners article listing a few of the plants which are ideal for Companion Planting for Pear Trees - this is something that I am looking to do as I have two mature pear trees and have recently cleared brush out from underneath them.
A visual aide for pruning fruit trees at planting. Proper pruning makes for a stronger central leader (the trunk) and stronger scaffolding (side branches). And, on semi-dwarf and dwarf fruit trees, pruning leads to earlier production.
Home-grown pears are really a treasure. Unfortunately, pear trees are susceptible to quite a few easily spread diseases that can wipe them right out if left untreated. Learn more about pear tree diseases and treatment in this article.