Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pears....Bitter and Sweet

Earlier this spring I was ecstatic to see the Asian pear trees in full bloom and have been anticipating eating the crunchy, sweet, goodness this fall. Sadly, the blossoms and baby fruit on all four trees seems to have rotted or something, and I think only one piece of fruit remains. It is a sad day indeed.  I'm not sure what happened. Maybe it was the rain and the wind we had these last couple of days, maybe something else.  If anyone has any ideas please share them with me.

This is what my trees looked like just before full bloom.

And today......bummer!

On the upside, the European pear tree has actually bloomed and fruit is now forming.  It has taken 3 years for this combo tree to produce blossoms and hopefully there will be some fruit in the fall.  

Bartlett pear

Anjou pear

My combo tree has Highland, Red Bartlett, Conference, Green Bartlett, and Anjou pears. I'm imagining how delicious they will taste this September!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your asian pear. The ones here seem to do better than the European ones in general. I had a 4-pear tree that got really bad pear trellis rust and so I swapped it for a 5-apple tree. Good luck finding the solution!