My sister-in-law/brother-in-law just bought a house in Turkey with a lot of fruit trees and they are asking me what is what!
I figure this is some sort of pear?
Most of the teees are stone fruit but is there an easy way to tell Peach/Apricot/Almond apart?
Yes thats a pear. Its a bit odd-looking fruit but the leaves are a dead ringer.
The peach and apricot leaves are very different, just look them up. Almonds are very similar to peaches, I have not grown almonds so I can’t describe the subtle differences.
Thanks. It’s a strange looking Pear but that’s what I thought. I’ve looked at the difference in apricot and Peach leaves and that is quite noticeable. And I’ve found an article for them on almonds and harvesting. The almonds will declare themselves.
@clarkinks do you recognize this pear?
All pears are somewhat similar but the leaves remind me somewhat of a pear tree they have called Ahlat that is to say wild pear tree in English. The fruits and tree look very healthy. I would google image search Ahlat as a place to start researching it. The leaves are the key to identifying that one since they are very unusual. I would assume the pears were discovered near the town of Ahlat.
If they were in the United States I would say they look a lot like Moonglow but I doubt Turkey would have Moonglow pears https://delange.org/Pear_Tree/Pear_Tree.htm. You can see what appears to be pyrus communis ancestory in the leaves. There are thousand of other pyrus communis seedlings and crosses. Williams aka bartlett was obviously bred from the wild pyrus communis trees. All pears come from a few common wild ancestors which is why they are so difficult to tell apart.
Ahlat is actually a Turkish word (and city) and ahlat pears are their wild pears. I’m sure there may be differences in these “wild pears” so I got my Bro-in-law that info and I’m sure he will enjoy searching the web for all he can find. The local people there may be able to give them a lot more info later. They have just purchased but haven’t officially moved yet.
You amaze me with your knowledge… .