Found this in the bush while picking berries.
from the inside
from the distance,
could it be pear?
konrad, I am no tree expert at all, but when I saw the leaves, my first reaction was also, "was this a pear tree"?
Might it be a Ure pear tree from Morden? They have darker willow like bark. :)
Thank you all!
It could have been only from bird droppings,..far away from any houses, looks like it will never bear any fruits since it has no pollinator, ..unless,...
I might get some scion wood, [like to know what pears it will be] and also graft another couple of cultivars on this tree for pollination, wildlife can benefit then.
One never knows,...it could be a decant Pear.
Somewhere in Quebec on a hunting trip in the woods, the hunters came onto a plum tree which had very nice tasting plums, ..it turned out that it's a very hardy plum, European, good tasting!
I got it grafted now,..need another couple of years for it to fruit.
They think that a bear was feasting on someones plums in town and relieved itself back in the woods.
It could also be deer or moose I would think because I had lots
of plums last year in the nursery taken away.
My vote is pear Konrad.
It is funny you mention volunteers. That is how a bird sat in one of my pots and relieved itself only later yield a cape gooseberry. One I might add that yielded lantern like fruit which were sweeter than any I have ever eaten in the store.
I was thinking they might be a good variant to sweet cherries at the farmers market as the bing cherry year ends before the ground cherry begins.
A local fruit expert, Thean, say's,..Everything, twigs, leaves and buds, resembles a crabapple.
Another local expert, Wayne,...
Michurin has noted that pears can be parthenocarpic. I have seen this as well. (Fruiting without seed).
Also the pictures show leaf type like some Malus baccatta trees. I have noticed that the pure MB look almost like pear.
Certainly well worth pursuing.
Collin, I've eaten them, taste nice! I just don't want to grow them every year, tomato is all we can handle.