Generally, pears are cut back to 24 to 32 inches above
the graft union after planting. If wide-angled branches
are well placed, cut them back to stubs, leaving one
or two buds. Remove obvious crossing limbs and suckers.
Whitewash or paint with diluted interior water-based
paint to protect from sunburn and reduce borer damage.
Avoid water stress, especially in the first 2 years of