Last year I think there were about 5 pears on the tree – this year it’s just gone mad and there are still plenty more on there. The squirrels have also been snacking on them and that has ruined quite a few. Overall there must be at least 150 pears on the tree this year. I wonder if my pruning attempts earlier this year helped things along.
The interesting thing is trying to get them off the tree. A large percentage had fallen to the ground and I ended up getting a broom and bashing as many branches as I could to dislodge those pears which were ready to drop.
It’s been a bumper fruit season this year, the plum haul was quite incredible too.