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Jan 23, 2014 12:37 PM CST
Name: Jerry
Smithwick, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Has anyone here ever heard of a "Pineapple Pear"? I once stayed at a home in Palacious, Texas that had 2 large pecan trees, 2 plumb trees and 3 pear trees. Two of the pears I think were Bartlett. I was told the third was a Pineapple Pear. The tree itself was 20' plus and the pears were almost the size of Texas Red Ruby Grapefruit and every bit as juicy. You had to hold a napkin under your chin or lean over the sink to eat one. They were more apple shaped than pear also.
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Jan 23, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Name: woofie
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Jan 23, 2014 12:49 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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I've added it to the DB:

Pear (Pyrus communis 'Pineapple')
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Jan 23, 2014 12:53 PM CST
Name: Jerry
Smithwick, Texas (Zone 8b)
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THANKS WOOFIE! :hurray:
The person identifying that tree to me must have been mis-informed. The pears on that tree looked more the shape of wild Avacados like the ones you see growing all over Puerto Rico, very fat around without much of a taper of the fruit before it's connection to the stem. They were also green and had no brown to their skin as do those in the photo in your link. Someday I'll have to get back down there and get one of those pears for a trip to my agricultural extension office.
Thanks again for trying to help solve this riddle. Thumbs up
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