Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wow, a Great Pear Crop


I decided to pick the Bartlett Pear tree because the fruit is starting to fall. We planted this tree 4 years ago, and it is still fairly small. The honeybees did their job this last spring, and the weather cooperated to provide a great crop of large pears. The tree looked like there were about 2 dozen pears, just guessing... I was totally surprised at the 50 pounds I picked. A few are ripe, so the others will ripen indoors. I am going to be canning them in a light syrup for this winter. Home canned pears are very good!