[NAFEX] Harrowsweet pear
ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Wed Oct 15 00:41:14 EDT 2008
So I take it from what you said that you didn't pick the pears and put them in cold storage before you ripened them? The later ripening pears have been a puzzle for me. I think I have the ripening process down for the earlier pears but not for the later ripening or winter pears.
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From: Alan Haigh<mailto:alandhaigh at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:02 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Harrowsweet pear
I have been growing a few Harrowsweet pear trees in my nursery for years but always sold them before they started fruiting and have never been on any site when this variety is ripe. While I was doing inventory today I noticed a few pears on one tree and tried one- it was very sweet and quite delicious- kind of like a cross between Comice and Bosc or just a less grainy version of Bosc.
I'm in zone 6 and all my other pears are long gone from the trees so I'm pretty excited by this pear both for its flavor and time of cropping. Of course it's always dangerous to get overly enthusiastic about a tree from its first tiny showing. I'm sure a few of you out there have more experience with this one and I welcome your thoughts.
Alan Haigh, the Home Orchard Co.
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