[NAFEX] Wild(?) pear question

Hélène Dessureault interverbis at videotron.ca
Thu Sep 3 15:08:14 EDT 2009

I have a pyrus ussuriensis that bears those hard round pears. They are hard 
and mouth puckering. However, these pears make the most delightful pear 
jelly... I used 2 cups sugar to 1 cup pear cooked mash dripped in a cheese 
clothes. This jelly is a bit sweet for my taste, as I usually prefer the 
proportion 1 to 1 but I am sure you could do a 1 to 1 proportion if you were 
to add commercial fruit pectine. I will do this next year....
Collect them when the pips are not completely brown that is when the pectin 
content is higher.

Hélène, north of Ottawa.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Fruth" <jimfruth at charter.net>
To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:23 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Wild(?) pear question

>    A neighbor has a pear tree that bears copious amounts of spherical
> fruits that are slightly smaller than a golf ball.  He says they are
> extremely sour and the tree is what came up from the roots after the
> above-the-graft pear died.  He asked what can be done with the fruits. 
> Are
> they edible?  How?  Do you know?
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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