maturing and productive
July 2022: The tree is growing nicely and has eight well-spaced and plump fruit developing on it. It looks so pretty in the garden.
A close up of the slowly ripening fruit. We began picking them and brining them indoors in October, where they ripened up in a few days. They were an exceptionally good flavour although they had some small pea-sized patches of hard flesh here and there. This might be a mild case of stoney-pity virus, which also causes pitting or deforming of the pear. You can see a bit of that in the photo. There is no treatment, and it does not make the pear inedible, just a bit less than perfect. So fingers crossed for next year.
[TO BE CONTINUED…]