I have one that's got too tall and spindly so all the growth is at the top. Can I cut the main trunk down to about a foot? Will it regrow?
Watch out for the thorns.
Propagate from cold-stratified seed, or by grafting of named clones. In winter they are easily transplanted bare- rooted.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Prone to fireblight, controlled only by prompt removal and burning of affected branches. Also ‘pear and cherry slug’ .