Instructables

How to grow a pear tree

For people living in the cities perhaps nature is all we can grow in our balcony.
So lets grow some pear trees!

What we need to begin with:
1 plastic cup
1 pear
1 cup mold
4 toothpicks



Later on (about 3 months) we will need a bigger pot ;)

Step one
We eat the pear and keep the seeds

Step two

We place the seeds in the plastic cup, we fill the cup with water and put the in the fridge about a week. This
way we seperate the bad seeds from the good. Also the seeds now think that the winter is
gone and they can grow now.

Step three
We keep 4 seed of those who stayed down. in the surface are the dead seeds

Step four
We empty the water and fill the cup with mold softly and water it like in the picture no2

Step five
We use the toothpicks to push about 1.5 - 2 cm the 4 seeds in the cup and like in the photo we live the toothpicks like markers there!
Tip : I positioned the plastic cup next to a sunny window and placed above a plastic bottle to act like a glasshouse! it worked i think

Step six
When the mold is getting dry add water

Step Seven
If all goes well (like for me) in three months pic7 cut the plastic cup (when the mold is dry) seperate the roots gently
and plant each pear tree in a differnet  and bigger pot pic8

Step eight

Pear tree drop the leaves in the winter but u keep watering the mold in the big pot and by spring u will get pic 10

Step nine

Be patient and u ll have pears in your balcony...

good luck
jtobako3 years ago
American english uses the word mold for the stuff growing on old food, not dirt or gardening soil ; )
rimar20003 years ago
Interesting, I like pears.

But in Step four you say "We empty the water and fill the cup ..."

¿What water?
al.grazaar (author)  rimar20003 years ago
:) The water that was in the cup while in the fridge, in step2 that i forgot to mention ;)... i will try to edit now!