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Oaktree68
Aug 13, 2017 6:48 AM CST
Hi ,
We have a very big tree in our garden , it is covered with little pears we were just wondered if it is a real pear tree or a false one as the pears are very bitter and the tree seems way to big to be a pear tree , it is the middle of august here in france any help would be appreciated, keith and Lynda. ...
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Bonehead
Aug 13, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Warm welcome, Keith & Lynda. If you can post a couple pictures that would be helpful. Perhaps one of the fruit, another of the leaves, and finally the whole tree.
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DaisyI
Aug 13, 2017 3:31 PM CST
You may not be waiting for the pears to be ripe before you are eating them. August is very early - I would think a pear wouldn't be ripe until almost November.
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Aug 14, 2017 8:44 AM CST
I have a no-name pear (probably Bradford) that ripens in the fall, and if left to its own, grows pretty tall. We debate about pruning, some years we've done drastic pruning, others we've just let it be. Doesn't seem to affect production, except when it's tall the birds get the upper fruit. I always fight scab so don't use the fruit all that much other than for fresh eating.
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