How delicious pears are grown
＜Tochigi Prefecture Certified Eco Farmer＞ We nurture delicious pears.
Who is an Eco Farmer? ...
Farmers who have formulated an introduction plan of highly sustainable agricultural production methods, recognized by the prefectural governor are called "eco farmers".
To grow pears, it is necessary to pollinate different breed varieties. However, if pollination does not go well, pears do not bear fruits or fruits become small and unfavorable in shape. This is why pollination work is done when pear flowers are in full bloom.
It is an important process to thin unnecessary fruits and organize flower buds which bear multiple fruits. By adjusting the number of fruits on a tree or whole branches, we can improve the growth of fruits and maintain the health of our trees.
When pears are ripe enough, its stalk can be easily removed from the branch and harvested by lifting it upwards. In order to enjoy delicious pears, observing their color is crucial to determine the best time for harvest.
Pear trees originally display the character of standing trees. Pruning entails cutting off unnecessary branches and attracting necessary branches to the iron wires. Since pruning influences the way fruits are borne, our pruning practises are done by envisioning the trees growth in the future, over two years, three years and beyond.
Four seasons of Pear orchard
Pear flowers in Spring
Full bloom in Spring
Winter ice pillars