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Yes, katiebee, provided it is in flower at the same time as the cultivated tree.
Marinelilium wrote (see)
Seeing that photograph reminded me that a friend's father used to place a bottle over a fertilised pear and allow it to ripen in the bottle. When almost ripe the pear and bottle were washed and the bottle filled with a brandy and vodka mix. Now how do you get the deliciously seeped pear out again?
You don't, that deliciously seeped pear is 90% alcohol! You keep topping the bottle with spirits, the pear must be kept covered. The best spirits to use is Calvados.
We still have a selfgrown pear in a bottle with Calvados that we made over 30 years ago, the pear still looks like new!
Thanks for advice SwissSue. I respect your restraint too, as I know I would be driven to keep poking and gouging at that 90% proof pear. (Like the monkey with a stick at the ant nest) ,,...
Yes, that will help. It's actually a Good Thing that it dropped it's fruit last year as a fruit tree shouldn't be allowed to produce for the first couple of years - you want it to establish a good root system first.
Ah, interesting. Thank you !