Growing pear 2 comments


A pear starting to grow in the orchard at Safe Haven Farm

A pear starting to grow in the orchard at Safe Haven Farm

Safe Haven Farm has a very old orchard that boasts a variety of geriatric fruit trees. Apricots and pears make up the majority of its contents, though at one time the orchard also had a few mulberry trees and a prickly pear cactus. (No, we don’t know why there was a cactus. No, we don’t know where it came from. And, no, it’s long gone now. After accidentally being run over by the mower a half dozen times, it gave up the ghost.)

The pears are usually ready in September or a bit later in the fall, depending on what kind of weather we’ve had, and if time allows, we usually try to pick them and make all sorts of canned goods.


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    • Amy Post author

      Hey, Lori! You certainly can. The problem with our pears is how hard they are. I mean seriously, HARD. Around here folks call them wood pears. So you have to process the dickens out of them before they’re any good. But you are welcome to whatever we have left, assuming the harvest is any good. =D