NC RIPE AND READY!!! LOTS of Pears

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  1. I'mYourHuckleberry

    I'mYourHuckleberry Active Member Supporting Member

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    Ready for anyone who wants to come pick!

    I thought I’d put this out there. My pear tree is LOADED this year. I have never seen so many pears on this tree. 3 years ago we picked 20 pears off it. Last year was decent. This year is a beast!

    Now these aren’t the soft pears you get at the store. They will be hard and require baking to eat unless you are like me and eat them like an apple. My wife tells me I’m weird.

    And for the deer hunters, the deer do not like these for some reason unless your deer are different than mine. The deer around my house let them rot when I take them and pour them out.

    But the pictures say it all. The tree limbs are breaking because they are soooo many.

    Free to anyone who wants to come and pick.

    Muscadines and scuppernongs will also be available around middle September or first of October???



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  2. Jeppo

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    That’s insane!
     
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    Windini SWDD Charter Life Member

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    Jeepers! Beats my unexpected apple harvest of 2008 by several miles...
     
  4. JimB

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    Tagged, thinking about making pear brandy
     
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  5. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Pears make killer homemade wine.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Wonder how it'd turn out using raw honey for the added sugar & using one of those GMO yeasts that'll survive something like 22% alcohol.

    I heartily concur on the brandy. Romanians & Hungarians call their pear brandy Pálinka. LOVED that stuff, especially the triple distilled. Romanian plum brandy, Tzuika, is amazing as well.
     
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    Those pears shoot great out of tater guns .
     
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  8. Burt Gummer

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    There’s a couple of these at a house on my road that isn’t occupied. Gonna ask the folks that maintain it if I can have some
     
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    Pear jam and pear butter!
     
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    teamglock2002 Well-Known Member Life Member

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    Your not weird I would eat them like a apple too. Or course I eat turnips straight out of the ground like an apple, so maybe I am weird.
     
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    I hope it doesn't ruin your tree. That much weight will tear it all to pieces and then will be a mess to straighten out. The pears should have been thinned well before it got to that point. Reducing the amount of fruit will produce bigger, more uniform fruit but will reduce the amount of weight on the limbs.

    They appear to be Keifer pears and deer usually don't care what variety they are. They always ate the ones I put out but only after they had been there a bit.

    And yes, Miss Lily.............. pear butter and pear preserves, with a slice of lemon or orange in it. Cathead bisuits.......mmmmmmmm.
     
  12. I'mYourHuckleberry

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    I eat beets the same way. We both must be weird haha
     
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    Those are deer attractant 'round here!
     
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  14. lowspeed

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    That type of pear makes great preserves. We had an old tree like that one on the farm. I loved those pears.
     
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    might you have any sprouts or seedlings from dropped fruit? my kids are planting fruit trees
     
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    Yup, weirdo...but not because of the turnip thing :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jeppo

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    Yeah

    I wash ‘em first. ;)
     
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    I’ll look but most likely not, we usually keep the pears picked up off the ground and mow around the tree.

    I plan to try and re-root some muscadine and scuppernong vines this fall if any one is interested. We moved a few house down and want to plant some right beside the new house. Me and my oldest daughter just stand at the vine everyday and eat until we are full. Sorta became and after meal snack haha
     
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    WHY ????Your Worshing off the good part.
     
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    I used to eat turnips boiled and mashed l like mashed taters. Loved em with a little butter, salt and peppa!

    Good stuff.

    A little muzzy grease never hurt either!
     
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    Those hard pears can great. I used to have a tree and canned as many as I could. Ate pears all year long.
     
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    That tree is amazing. How did it fair in the storm? You have got to have a crap load of squirrels. Growing up during the summers a guy down the street used to give me a Pepsi cola and his red ryder and I'd spend afternoons keeping the squirrels out of his figs and pear trees. He didn't like to kill them but I sure pissed a many of them off.

    I might be able to find it but an old scoutmaster had a baked pear recipe we used to make. If I remember correctly you cut the tappered top off, kinda cored it out and put cinnamon, brown sugar, and a pat of butter in that hole and wrapped it up double in tin foil and placed in the coals.
     
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    Man that brings backs memories. In the early years of my life we spent a lot of time with my grandma. She had 3 pears trees in her yard. This was a time when you canned everything for the winter if you were poor. I can’t tell you how many canned pears I ate but it’s was a ton. I haven’t had them since the late 70’s. I can still remember the taste and smell. Never really ate to many off the tree. I remember fighting the yellow jackets when I did:)
     
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    If only we knew how to can :(
     
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    It’s still standing strong. That recipe sorta sounds like the way my wife bakes them
     
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    Relive the memories and come get some when they are ready.

    All the bees is the one thing I hate.
     
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    When Grandma was canning I was working on eating them warm,,, like you I have no idea how to can and that skill was lost with my generation.
     
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    my trees are similarly over-grown.
    branches are snapping. I keep asking the neighbors to come help themselves, but...
     
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    Pears are ready. PM if interested
     
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    I have a tree in similar shape in Siler City if anybody wants any. We feed a few to the horses and I put some in the woods but we can’t keep up with the tree.
     
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    Thanks for letting us pick your tree today. :)
     
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  32. NC Rob

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    Please keep us in mind when they are ready!!
     
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    hmmmm... might be able to swing by on friday.
     
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    If pears don't have a crunch they're not worth eating.
     
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    Me and my daughter rode up to the grape vines yesterday. There weren’t many but it’s starting. I would say give it another week or two and they’ll be on pretty good.

    I went to the grocery store the other day and these things are $8 for one of those little tubs like blueberries come in. Who in the world pays that much for a handful of grapes?

    Pears are also still in full force if anyone wants to come get them. I doubt there will be many left on the tree by the time the grapes are good and ripe.


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    Homemade Pear Schnapps sounds like a good project to try.
     
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    Thanks for letting us come. Both are super tasty
     
  38. beamernc

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    My muscadines did not produce heavy this year. I wonder if it was too much rain.

    Definitely have to get them pruned properly this winter and get the ground all around them cleaned up.
     
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    When I was a kid I used to make wine from the local pears and plums that grew in the park.

    Once I learned how to winter wine it, it was phenomenal.
     
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    Those kinds of pears make great pear honey for putting on toast or biscuits.

    OP you prob have an older pear tree, when they get older they'll start a rotation of heavy/light years. Plant a few of those pears nearby and get some new trees started.