Monday, September 23, 2013

Pear harvest

Like the tomatoes, the pears on my two espaliered pear trees seem to ripen all at once. It was a good year for them—the bees must have been very busy pollinating this past spring! One arm of one of the trees (see below) had close to a dozen pears on them. This time of year some of the pears ripen and drop to the ground, where the chipmunks and squirrels enjoy them, but there's over 50 pears this year so I have more than enough to share with them. I try to pick them in succession so we have an rotating bowl of ripening pears. Click to see the espaliered pear trees throughout the seasons. 

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