Help identifying this tree

roflwtime(7a)August 27, 2013

Someone told me it was a flowering pear tree and that it did not produce fruit, but next thing I know I see these guys on it:

There are 100s of those little things on it this year and I do not recall seeing anything like it on the tree last year. I cracked one open and it tastes like a granny smith Apple.

It has a ton of branches. I doubt it has ever been pruned in its life. In the Spring, it has white flowers.

What type of tree is this? If it can produce delicious fruit, how do I go about getting this dude to do this? If it can't produce delicious fruit, are there any grafting options that I could do? I know I'm used to Apple pies, but I'd try giving some pear pies some love too. Thank you!

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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

That a bradford pear tiny pears not tasty to humans.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 10:10AM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Rof,

You can topwork it. Bark graft some good varieties of Asian or Euro pears to it.

Tony

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 11:00AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Those don't look like bradford, they are bigger. Its some kind of pear however. Let them ripen and cook up some stuff with them and see if you like it. If you do, keep it!

Scott

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 12:30PM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

There 2 types fruit on bradford pear one tiny compared to regular pear and fruit don't cluster like tiny pear look like cherry cluster agree cook test prove by taste. If pears don't have neck they more likely bradford.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 7:49PM
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