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Old 05-18-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Hi,

I have a tree in my backyard which is a pear tree. Last year there was nothing on the tree but this year I can see small pears on the tree. My question is that are these edible pear. I don't have a picture of the pear but I do have picture of flowers that blossom in January - March.



Currently, the pear are very small.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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From looking at the picture it seems that I have Pear Tennessee as shown in the link below:

Plant and Garden guide: Pyrus 'Tennessee' | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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At the bottom of the page on the link that you posted it says that " 'Tennessee' bears great tasting fruit in 5 to 6 years".
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Thanks Phawk57!

I am still not sure if I have the Tennessee pear tree or not. Although it looks like one!
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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looks like a Bradford Flowering Pear, AKA the devil's work.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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by that do you mean not edable?
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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by that do you mean not edable?

bradford pear do not produce anything other than a bad smell, more invasive bradford pears and a hazard.

i can't tell what you have by the pic though.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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looks like a Bradford Flowering Pear, AKA the devil's work.
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bradford pear do not produce anything other than a bad smell, more invasive bradford pears and a hazard.

i can't tell what you have by the pic though.
Ha! I hate Bradford pear trees. They stink!
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Bradford pears are decorative trees and don't have an edible fruit. They are also prone to wind damage. They were popular in this area for landscaping a few years back but as they have gotten bigger and many have begun to break apart people have gotten a bit more leery of planting them. They have a really bad smell when in bloom even though they are gorgeous to look at.

The Bradford bloom doesn't have that bit of ruffle you can just barely make out in the tiny picture so the ID as the Tennessee is probably closer to the right one. It's supposed to have good fruit.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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I was at a friends house who has bradford pears lining his driveway this spring. I got out of the car and I asked him was there a dead animal around nearby. He said no "it's the trees." Man, those things stink big time, especially when you have 9 along a driveway.
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