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I wanted to make this thread to help me keep track of and document my pear trees.

Hopefully it can be helpful to others also!
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The pear tree is blooming with nice clusters of flowers!

The whole tree is full of flowers, so we'll hopefully have lots of pears this year!

Pear blossoms have an interesting smell to me, somewhere between sweet and also somewhat smelly, it's hard to describe, but they look nice!

Are your pears blooming yet?

I'd love to see photos of your pear trees!
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Ours are done blooming now and hopefully have set fruit.  They are only three years old though.  
The first two photos are the Asian pear...I was curious at the blooms appearing right off of the trunk.  I don't think any pollinators were around when it was blooming.

The third and forth photos are of the Bartlett...

This is the first place we've lived where there has not been an old farm pear tree to pick from in the vicinity...we've always been able to forage them until now.
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Those are some beautiful and healthy looking pear trees, Judith!

Thanks for sharing those photos!

Yes, it's so nice to have a few established trees when moving to a new home. I had to start from scratch also, but I'm finally harvesting some fruit now thankfully!

I hope you have some tasty pears to harvest soon!
 
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The pears are coming along good this year and we'll hopefully have some pears later this year!
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Growing up we had an ancient pear tree that grew the most delicious pears!  As a kid I never thought to ask (or figure out) what kind it was. The pears were on the smaller side, quite hard until very ripe, and more oval than pear shape. A fairly thick green skin. So good though. I need to plant some pear trees this fall.
 
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Yeah, I love a ripe, juicy, sweet pear, they're so nice and refreshing!
 
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