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Conference pear

AHRAHR Posts: 361


first large harvest of my pear tree. 

I know that I have to pick the early and before there fully ripe but when is this roughly? Should I be thinking about picking them now?? 



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,572

    Gently cup the pear in your hand and lift it. If it is ready it will come off. Then store for a day or two to ripen to lusciousness.

    Last edited: 18 August 2017 19:13:15

  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    As easy as that? Thanks for your repl. Much appreciated 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,572

    I started picking Beth today. The conference are not ready yet, but I like conference when crunchy. They remind me of Pears we used to get from Sammy Hammonds Orchard when I was a kid.  My mum used to scrump them when she was a kid. She called them hazel pears, but I think that is a misnomer for Hessle pears.

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