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Apple or pear?

Ferdinand2000Ferdinand2000 Posts: 525
edited September 2020 in Fruit & veg
I am probably being a touch timid, but I think this is a pear. Correct?

No fruit that I have observed this year, but I did not look hard and it is at the back. the next one along did have large sweet fruit. So could it be for fertilisation? Mum who put them in knew what she was doing.

thanks for any comment.

Ferdinand



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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,543
    I'd say pear too.
    There's even a touch of pear rust on a couple of the leaves - nothing to worry about.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,214
    pears tend to have pointy buds, apples have round buds
    Devon.
  • Agree with @Pete.8, that looks like a pear to me. Whip those rusty leaves off and bin them to stop it spreading.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,543
    Removing the leaves is a good idea, but it won't stop it spreading as such.
    The spores released by pear rust can only infect species of Juniper - they cannot re-infect pears.
    In the spring, the spores released by infected Junipers will infect nearby pears - and so the cycle continues.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thanks.
    “Rivers know this ... we will get there in the end.”
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