Unknown type of pear tree in yard planted by…
I have beautiful pear tree in my backyard that has produced pears three years running. Almost lost it to Fireblight, but it survived the disease. I can't figure out what kinds of pears are produced as they are not the normal pears found in grocery stores. The pears remain very hard and never ripen to a softer, sweeter fruit. I eat them as is, but only one in the household as they are so hard. I've boiled a huge batch of them and call it my pear sauce, but again I am a prophet in my own home. Can you help me identify these pears and recommend what I should know about them and how to take care of the tree?
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Some pear varieties don't ripen on the tree. They are hard when picked and ripen during storage. Did you see this article on types of pears? You may have an oriental hybrid. Read more: