[NAFEX] Edwardo asks...
fuwa fuwa usagi
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Sun May 10 03:24:08 EDT 2009
The ever wonderful Edwardo writes:
I'll start by saying that most so-called Asian type varieties exhibit near true flavor when harvested/consumed directly from the tree. A few (Olympic comes to mind) will develop enhanced flavors after a couple of months in refrigerated storage but this flavor change is subtle (perhaps a bit more of "butterscotch" than at harvest).
And Seckel is the only European type that I've personally grown that
is excellent from the tree.
ed........just curious about other's experiences.
A tree ripe Harvest Queen is probably the best tasting pear I have ever eaten. For whatever reason it is a fairly shy bearer in my locale and given the plethora of pear neighbors it has I doubt pollination is the issue. But I never have enough as neighbors and friends will take all I have and are continually disappointed there are not more.
Surprisingly Harrow Sweet is also awesome tree ripe...however it has a bit more of a tendency to rot in the center. By contrast Potomac is okay tree ripe, Atlantic Queen and rescue are both excellent tree ripe. Interestingly I find both Warren and Magness just okay in this regard.
I have heard Canal Pear is very good tree ripe and just grafted it with several other varieties to try out.
Personally I like Seckle but it is only okay to my taste in this regard.
Miss ya Ed...
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