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What can I do to get my pear tree to produce fruit to full term

I've had a pear tree for about 5 years and it only produced one pear after about the second year. After that I would notice several small pears all over the tree in the spring, but they all disappear and never get any bigger. I’m not sure whether they are falling off or being eaten off, but after about a month they are all gone, and they never get larger than a pea.
Once again there are clusters of small pears on my tree, but Im afraid they will disappear also. What can I do to get the pears to mature and grow to full size?

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ERIN HYNES
Inadequate pollination can cause premature fruit drop. I'm assuming the cultivar you're growing is suitable for your hardiness zone and the tree gets adequate sunlight?
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What happens to the small pears that come out in the spring, wouldn't the tree have to have been polinated to produce the small pears?
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ERIN HYNES
Pear trees don't self pollinate well, so you need two near each other, of different varieties, within about 50 feet of each other.
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