[NAFEX] pear flavor just off the tree

Kieran &/or Donna holycow at frontiernet.net
Thu Jul 2 00:07:54 EDT 2009

The problem with early pears is much like that of early apples, that their 
metabolism is so fast that they are likely to be going overripe by the time 
they are ripe.  This is mentioned in an article on the Dabney pear grown in 
Tennessee, and I am seeing it in this pear that I assume is the famous 
"Early Harvest".
    Wilder Early was killed outright in one of the European pear collections 
attacked by fireblight.  I'm glad I didn't order it.  Where exactly are you, 
Anton?     Donna

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