Thursday, 8 September 2011

How Do You Like Them Apples?

For the first time since we planted it in 2008, our 'Gold Spur' apple tree has borne fruit... And it's pears!

I'm sure this is somehow my fault; I must have got them mixed up when planting. I always thought it was the pear tree that I planted near the path and someone kindly strimmed to the ground while it was still pencil-thin, but apparently not.

They're too hard to eat right now - like apples, you know they're ready to pick when they twist off easily with the stalk intact, but unlike apples you have to let them ripen for a few more days off the tree.

Only a couple of the apples are ready so far. They look amazing - they're soooo red!


Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Or pears are ripe enough when they fall off the tree in windy weather like ours do! The ones over the greenhouse often break glass in the roof too. Must admit that I rather like pears to be a bit on the hard side.

Dating world of Dave said...

Good film reference dear :-)

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