Considering bloom time does anyone have a guess what type of tree this is? I suspect it’s a Harbin cross perhaps gold spice because it lacks vigor on callery. After 7 years it’s 6 feet tall. I’m not ruling out that It could be an interspecific hybrid.
Yes this is the first year it might produce fruit. @marknmt
They do kind of look like apple blossoms except color , timing etc. they sure don’t look exactly like pear either. I think I can rule out shipova http://nwfruit.org/#page/717.
The flowers remind of ya li but it is very different. This tree took many many years to flower and is fireblight susceptible. It is stunted like im holding it back. It is very slow growing. Ya li runts its self out with excessive blooming early. Good observations @Lucky_P
Here is another unique pear. The tag was stolen I’m assuming by a bird needing nest decoration, or raccoon seeking his beloved, or just one of the many wind storms. Anyway here is the pear photos below. It could be Amire Joannet but I don’t know. Guessing that because of the heavy blooming. That is a heavy fruiting smaller european pear that ripens in July. Amire Joannet has very small 1 1/2" fruits. Dont know of anyone else who grows these ultra rare pears so there is no information on them that i can locate so far besides from the USDA in Corvallis. The information from there can be seen in this link What Pears will you grow this year?
This is a very old unknown pear which I’m suspicious could be Clara frijs. If it’s Clara frijs it’s loaded for its first year not dropping its fruits. This is a strange one because of the amount of time it took to produce! At the bottom of the tree I took a picture to show you how long ago it was. It was so long ago my grafting was different. Grafted lower in those days which I’ve not done in well over 10 years. The wood is very different colors between the scion and rootstock.
Ate a heavinly tasting little pear today off a tree not more than chest high in very poor soil. It was supposed to be my small yellow pear but it wasn’t. It was splashed with red coloring on the top of the pear. Im trying hard to figure out what it was. There were 3 pears on the tree this year. It grows in soggy heavy clay soil on callery pear. This soil grows almost nothing its so bad.