We have at least 9 pear trees and we’ve done everything people have told us to do – water, don’t water, fertilize, don’t fertilize. We’ve probably had a dozen pear trees that died and we’ve replaced them but several years ago, we gave up on pears. As the trees died, we didn’t replace them. We had two dead pear trees that Vince had been meaning to remove and the last time we were gone, we had some wind and the dead trees fell so Vince drug them off. I think we may have gotten on or two pears total off all those trees . . til this year. Wouldn’t you know it? We start to leave and they decide to produce.
Yesterday we picked a 5 gallon bucket of pears. I want to make preserves with them. Add that to my “to do” list!
I also love pear pie and may pull out enough of them to make a pie but . . maybe not. We’ll see but preserves is probably a better, more useful option.