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Center, TX

December 22, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9364759

Does anyone know how and when to root pear cuttings? Need help Alday
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9368700


How to Root a Cutting from a Pear Tree

You will need the following supplies:

Small sharp garden clippers
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Identify a new shoot growing from the tip of a pear tree branch and snip it off at a 45-degree angle 6 inches from the tip with small sharp garden clippers.

Remove all the leaves but the smallest leaves at the top portion of the cutting.

Mix equal parts perlite and vermiculite in a large plastic cup and then add enough water to make the mixture moist but not saturated.

Dip the snipped end of the cutting in rooting hormone and tap off any excess.

Make a 1-inch-deep hole in the center of the potting mixture with your finger and set the cutting into it, being careful not to knock off the rooting hormone. Firm the potting mix around the cutting.

Tent clear plastic wrap loosely over the cutting and wrap the plastic wrap around the bottom of the cup to seal the environment inside the cup. Alternatively, use a rubber band around the plastic just under the lip of the cup to seal the plastic wrap to the cup.

Place the cup and cutting on a windowsill in indirect sunlight and allow the cutting to root for two weeks.

Mist to keep the soil moist if it looks like it is drying out. Otherwise keep the plastic sealed to the cup so condensation develops inside and maintains the cutting's environment, as with a terrarium.

Tug gently on the cutting after two weeks and test for resistance, which means roots have developed and the rooting of the cutting was successful.

I hope this helps - let us know how it turns out!

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