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James11James11 Posts: 3

Hi all,

Now this is going to sound incredibly thick, but I have never had a fruit tree before and plucked this from a young tree in a very overgrown garden of a house I am about to buy. All signs in my head point to it being a young pear, hopefully of the edible variety. Am I right? 

Apologies for the complete lack of knowledge on my part, I am a total novice.

Many thanks in advance,





  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Yes that is a pear, you must have seen them in the shops!

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Definitely looking pear like to me!

  • James11James11 Posts: 3

    Thank you for your constructive reply. I realise it is pear shaped and yes, i've been to a fruit shop and even eaten pears. I was basically checking it wasn't something else that a novice like myself might not know about. Thanks for your help. 

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    yes a pear, but no where near ripe! lol

  • James11James11 Posts: 3

    Cool thanks all. 

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    If it looks like a pear, feels like a pear and tastes like a pear.....

    (but it's certainly not ready to eat yet!)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,142

    Let us know when you've bought the house and moved in James - we'll enjoy exploring the garden with you image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    All pears are of the edible variety!

  • TopbirdTopbird Mid SuffolkPosts: 7,578

    Looks pretty healthy too - lucky you. Good luck with the move.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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