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Gritty Pear

JaynJayn Posts: 6

Hi,  I have a very old pear tree.  Looks lovely, lots of fruit but it is so gritty that the fruit is inedible.  I know pears apparently have lots of stone cells in them (scleroids) but wondered if anything can be done about it so the fruit are edible.




  • granmagranma Posts: 1,914

    I too have an old pear tree , the pears are inedible so dry and hard and as yours full of stones.

    They are , I think for cooking . I wait for them to fall as the fruit is unreachable , and the trunk twists. It is a beautiful spectacular tree . Ithe skin is a caramal colour . I peal, core,  quarter . Then cook in a dish , just covering with water. cooked slowly they turn a beautiful pinkish shade . serve with a dollop of cream / or alternative .

    Mmmmmmmm   Deeeeeliciusssss

  • JaynJayn Posts: 6

    Thank you, s

    Sounds good to me, I think I may add a little red wine or marsala!

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