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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 11 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Lawrenceville

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    engineer

Notes:

WE have a very old pear tree that we cannot ID what kind of pear it is. Doesn’t match pictures of various types on the internet.

Comments

  • engineer Apprentice says:

    Web site for “Mother Orchard Project” http://civileats.com/2014/09/08/the-mother-orchard-project-a-gold-rush-of-heirloom-fruit/

    August 13th, 2015 at 6:24pm

  • engineer Apprentice says:

    Bobby, On you tip I checked heirloom pears. I found one, Beurre Clairgeau that is same as ours in the picture. The picture was on a web site for a group that has found fruit trees planted along the paths the miners took to California for the gold rush and they are propagating them. We bought our old farm house over 40 years ago and the tree was big, mature and producing then. The house is over 100 years old. We think tree is 70 or more years old. Difficult to pick and ripen correctly. We have tried dark/light warm/cool/bananas and apples. About 30% success.

    August 13th, 2015 at 6:15pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Have you searched heirloom pears? Smoked Salmon Belles may be a possibility. Approximately how old is the tree? That may help to narrow your search.

    August 13th, 2015 at 4:40pm

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