What type of pear and when to harvest in Milwaukie/ Portland/ Kellogg creek area
Hello: I live in Milwaukie Oregon near Kellogg creek and have a pear tree and do not know the specific type as the Bartlett, comice and D'anjou all look to have some similar qualities. I am trying to distinguish when to harvest my fruit as the 3 types seem to have very different harvest and storage times. Can you please advise what type they look like from the pictures and when I should harvest and how to store them to ripen correctly? Much appreciated- David
Clackamas County Oregon
Thanks for the question. The one on the left appears to be a green Anjou; the one on the right appears to be a Bosc. You can compare them to the photos on this Extension webpage. Hope this is helpful.