definitely benefit from cross-pollination.seeds
of fruit trees
of varying quality, most of which will not be as good as the parents. Also, seedling trees
would grow into full sized "standard" trees
which would require tending with ladders and lots of climbing.
I would recommend buying a named variety of pear tree
on a dwarfing rootstock. You would know what you were getting and being dwarf makes the care of the trees
so much easier.
This of course would also depend on whether or not pears are suited to your climate. Pears and apples are more suited to temperate regions. You are probably hot and dry. There may be certain varieties that would be acceptable, however. I would do some research on this before attempting it.
Having said all this, I have a friend who is nursing a small apple seedling
. Simply for the fun of experimentation, you could plant
in small pots or probably a cell pack would be better. The seeds
will need a 2-3 month period to encourage germination. Place them in a little moist sand or potting soil in the refrigerator and then plant
them in a cell pack after 3 months or so.
One more thought, pear and apple trees
need a certain amount of cold weather to stimulate bloom and fruit set. Certain varieties require less of a cool period than others, but if they don't receive enough cold temperatures, they will never fruit.