A couple weeks ago, I checked our Asian pear tree. This young tree is just starting to produce more than a few pears, though it's a biennial bearing tree. This year was the "on" year for fruit. There were several dozen, nice golden pears almost ripe.
Last week I went out to pick a pear for breakfast and ... they were ALL GONE! Sometimes they all fall off, and critters get more than I do. That leaves pears and remnants of pears on the ground. There are no pears on the ground. No pears on the tree. No remnants of pears on the ground or on the tree. Someone systematically picked and stole my whole pear crop.
Now, people might be hungry, people might like pears, but these were MY pears, planted, pruned, thinned and watched by me. I've been anticipating eating these juicy, crisp, sweet pears all year... for TWO years, since last year was an "off" year. They'd developed into nice sized, healthy, better than organic, pears.
Theft is theft. It is trespassing and a violation of trust. I hope whomever took them at least feels guilty. There's almost no chance I'll find out who it was. Like they'd come up to my door and apologize? Bring me a new box of Asian pears?
Yeah, the tree is in the front yard. But - it's in the front yard! In full view of anyone driving by. I don't want to hear about any of you readers stealing pears!
...who isn't going to resort to store bought Asian pears
5 days ago