Pears Pared to the Final Pair


Pears (noun)a yellowish- or brownish-green edible fruit that is typically narrow at the stalk and wider towards the base, with sweet, slightly gritty flesh

Pare (verb) reduce (something) in size, extent, or quantity in a number of small successive stages

Pair (noun) put together or join to form a pair

January 10th 2022 and the last two fruits from the 2021 harvest were consumed today for breakfast. Most of the pears were eaten fresh, a few were given away and some were enjoyed cooked in red wine. How to pick and store pears is described here. My prediction the pears would last into 2022 was just about met; the consumption rate was just over 1 pear/day.

Conference pears cost about 40p in the supermarkets so the 2021 harvest was worth about £50-£60. And Concorde is a better-tasting pear than Conference! Apart from the initial purchase, there are no significant season-to-season costs. Maintenance time (winter pruning and autumn fruit-picking), is minimal, especially if you choose a trained form like espalier.



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