Asian/Bradford hybrid pear. Interesting.

denninmi(8a)October 26, 2013

I let a few seedling pears grow out, seed parent was either Bartlett or Korean Giant. The oldest bore fruit to year.

About the size of a Ping pong ball, and a perfect replica of Korean Giant in appearance. Flesh has slight astringency when underripe but sweetens with full ripeness.

So, what is it good for? I could see them used as a garnish, as an item used in floral design, and pickled or preserved whole in a manner similar to crab apples.

Cute little things, and it makes a very attractive picture right now in the landscape with burgundy purple foliage contrasting with the golden brown fruit.

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Denni,

Cool, Use with salad or fruit cocktail. Btw, how are the Tam Kam and Tatapsco persimmons doing? Any fruits this year?

Tony

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 9:41PM
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charlieboring

The size of the fruit may be due to the fact that it is the trees first year. My first year Hosui and shinko trees had four fruit each and were all very undersized.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 5:11AM
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