I am so thrilled to have found several sources for fruit today. One stopped in at the bank talking to the president for a minute about um well gardening and the banks trees was brought up. He said more power to ya its crabapple you can have all of it nobody ever wants those they are too small!
So question one how do you tell when they are ready? They are hard red and sour and I guess they plan on staying that way. Are they ready because they are red?
Pears? many locals say pears don't come off till September. My experience mimics the paper I read from the ag office. Pull them when they are easy to pull and put them in the cooler. Then lay them out and they will ripen from the out in and not get mushy insides. My pear tree and the local free ones are pulling pretty easy but I don't want to jump the gun. Some are even falling off.
Also apples. When in zone 6b- 7a would those be ready? No Idea what variety except reddish as they are starting to turn now.
Last time I picked apples was 1979 so I really have no clue
I did do some searches but I am not very good at that, its really a miracle I ever found GW
most people think I am whacked to get so excited about stuff I don't even eat. I like free and I hate waste