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19/10/2013 at 18:36

We have a pear tree which has produced very large yellow pears which appear to be ripe (it's late October after all and they're falling off the tree) but hard inside and not sweet at all? Any idea what they are?

19/10/2013 at 18:50

Most pears do not ripen on the tree. You pick them hard and store for a few days  and there is perhaps 24 hours when they are perfect, and drip juice down your chin. then they start to rot from the inside, and go woolly.

19/10/2013 at 19:05

No way! Thanks fidgetbones, Any idea what the variety is?

 

19/10/2013 at 19:20

Have you a picture?

 The best way of identifying fruit is to take it along to one of the RHS identification days.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Advice/RHS-Advisory-Service/Fruit-identification

the most likely big yellow pear is a williams if it is sweet and juicy, but there is also a yellow acidic perry pear.....

21/10/2013 at 00:20

Or maybe try an Apple Day.  Look on the net, there may be one near you, though it's getting a bit late now.  Also look on the Brogdale site.  Or look at the photos on the fruit tree nursery sites.

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