I have two Pear trees, both of which are pretty hopeless. The trees themselves simply refuse to grow, they look scabby, stunted, and their measly crops are usually bug infested. I think I will replace both with more predictable Apples or Plums.
Billy and I took a different route on our early morning walk yesterday, which, just by chance, went past a Pear tree that was already dropping fruit. I think it is probably a 'Conference' Pear; which I know fall from the tree when ripe. The ground was covered, I may take that same route again in a few days time, but with a plastic bag.
I'd hate to see all that delicious fruit go to waste.
On the other hand, this is the third such wheelbarrow load I've taken to the compost. Windfall unripe Bramleys, and Hornet attracting grapes.
Those pears look delicious.ReplyDelete
They are; ripe and juicy.Delete
Your grapes look much riper than hours. We were saying last night that we have no hornets this year and very few wasps. I wonder if that will change when the grapes are riper.ReplyDelete
Grab those pears before someone else does!
We have a few straggler Wasps, but no Hornets as yet. I pick certain grapes in advance, as getting to them when there are Hornets about is 'risky'.Delete
Those pears look good enough to eat!!ReplyDelete
We've just had one each; lovely.Delete
Isn't pear pilfering against the law in France then?ReplyDelete
This is plainly permitted pear pilfering.Delete
If I may pip(e) up: That's not a Conference. It's, most likely, the far superior Williams Pear.ReplyDelete
Enjoy. Hard to come by here.
On reflection, I suspect you're right.Delete
Here in Noordwijk I saw some crows sitting in a little pear tree - munching the fruits up, looking very happy that they have been the early scrumpers. Though I have to admit: those pears did not look half as good as yours.ReplyDelete
I have some Apples (Jonagold) that seem to be appealing to our local bird population. There were only about 6 Apples on the tree, and they've already had 3. Grrrr!Delete
At my house in Hildesheim I had among others red currants in the garden and grapes on the house - you had to put a net around, otherwise... though often I didn't and let them pick their meal (grapes in Northern Germany: small and not very sweet - though a colleague made wine from them)Delete
I tried to make wine from mine last year, but ended up making Vinegar!Delete
You can’t beat a ripe, juicy pear. We have a pear tree which is probably a hundred years old and it does what you said .... a few fruits full of creepy crawlies ! The ones that fall to the ground ( and the ones on the tree ) feed the wildlife so that’s something ! XXXXReplyDelete
I like my Pears to be similar to Peaches; ripe, soft, and filled with juice. Nothing better.Delete
Those pears look utterly delicious!ReplyDelete
And they were FREE. What better combination.Delete
I fancy a pear right now...ReplyDelete
I've just had one!Delete
Thanks for stopping by my blog, Magnon. Oh those pears. Our tree is an ancient Bartlett, and usually gets fire blight and has little fruit. But the blooms in early spring are worth having it, at least. And that wheelbarrow-load--boy, I'd love to have grapes like that. Grapes get blasted every year with black rot. Next year, we'll figure out how to treat them.ReplyDelete
This year especially, it seems nothing but problems in the garden. Very very dry here too.Delete
Your wheelbarrow load looks good enough to eat. Beautiful photo.ReplyDelete