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Is This a Pear Tree?

 
Reid Smith
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Hey everyone,

A friend of mine told me this is some kind of pear tree. Is it and does anyone know the type?

Also, what are some resources to identify trees in the future?
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Bottom of the leaves
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Tree bark
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John Wolfram
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The leaves certainly do look like pear tree leaves. As for the specific kind of pear...well, that can be difficult to tell even if you know the tree's flowering time, fruit shape, fruit maturity times, leaf color, etc.
 
Akiva Silver
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Can you take a picture of the whole tree?
They resemble pear leaves to me
 
Francesco Delvillani
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Yes, the leaves and wood seem to be of Pear !!
 
Rez Zircon
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Is there a partridge in it?
 
Reid Smith
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Thanks, everyone!

Here's a picture of the whole tree. It looks to me like it's in really bad shape.
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paul ogel
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Yes that is a pear. I am from zone 3 WI. It looks like it was wanted at one time because it looks like it was topped three or more times to try and widen it out. Pears can grow very upright like forest trees. The leaves look somewhat like a siberian pear that i have grown for a hardy root stock. I have one that produces a crisp pear that sometimes ripens. The pear is large sometimes up to a pound and shaped like a Bartlett pear. Maybe the tree has a small fruit that you will have to use for juice, perry or wine. The tree might be self fertile. The large pear I have, some years has to be canned when it is harder than a potato. Maybe it is the cold summers here or the amount of shade it get from other trees or the daylength plus lack of sunshine in the fall. I think yours has some asian pear in it. Enjoy your pears.
 
Reid Smith
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Thank you, Paul!
 
Reid Smith
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Here's one of the pears I got off of the tree today.
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Rez Zircon
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Pretty good for such a beat-up tree! So how does it taste?

Which reminds me, I should check what that formerly-dead apple out back is doing...it had some fruit started last I looked.
 
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