Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bartlett Pears

I'm watching my pears trees,
 my mouth is watering but it is
 an act of patience.

Bartlett pears have to be taken off the tree and ripened in a cool place.  
The perfect time approaches.  Here in the Bothell/Woodinville area
it is sometime between the last week of Aug and the first week of Sept. 

People walk by my trees and ask why I'm not picking anything.
I have to tell them there is a time for each tree.  Apples in the fall and 
pears late summer.  They don't always believe me and will pick something
I hope they find it very sour indeed.  

So watch for loose stems when you lift up on a pear and if anything is falling
 now you might be too late 
so harvest that whole tree RIGHT NOW

 I'll be picking mine in a couple of days

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