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pink fleshed pear
« on: April 22, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
I have a rare pear tree that makes pears with pink flesh .The taste has a hint of basil and the pear name in romanian means ,,pear that tastes like basil,,.Theyre not a registered cultivar but an ancient type of fruit that has become almost extinct.It makes the fruits in clusters and they are smaller than commercial pears.The fruits are eaten fresh here and people that ate them say they are delicious and verry different from otther pears. If my tree will have fruits this year(its allready 8 feet tall) i could trade the seeds for other seeds here.

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Re: pink fleshed pear
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 09:20:46 PM »
Very interesting. Never heard of that and hope your tree fruits
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Re: pink fleshed pear
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 10:46:35 AM »
Awesome! How sweet is it?

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Re: pink fleshed pear
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 02:00:10 PM »
There are a few varieties of pears with pink flesh, sanguinole or cocomerina for example, but _must_ be in a cold climate to develop the pink. If not the flesh is whitish. Looks an interesting tree in any case. You should sell scions. Seeds do not guarantee the colour.
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Re: pink fleshed pear
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 02:46:49 PM »
I didnt tasted the fruit iet to know the sweteness but the colector that sold it to me ,also had a few ,,decorative,, pears with red flesh that were suposedly not verry tasty or not god to be eaten raw at least.One of those decorative pears wich i also bought but didnt survived ,was a sanguinole and it had a deep red bark ( more reddish than my red fleshed apple ,,red love era) wich led me thinking it could have red leaves also and possibly pink flowers.This one ,the ,,basil pear,, has a pink bark not deep red,and the leaves are normal green .The seller wich is a collector of rare cultivars said only the ,,basil pear,, its goot to eat and that its verry tasty and has a different flawor than normal pears.About the statement that they need cold weather to become red inside, i dont know , but i tend not to believe it because these trees are not normal pears and they have the red pigment even in their bark( its not just the fruit thats red but the whole tree).

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Re: pink fleshed pear
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 02:50:56 PM »
There are a few varieties of pears with pink flesh, sanguinole or cocomerina for example, but _must_ be in a cold climate to develop the pink. If not the flesh is whitish. Looks an interesting tree in any case. You should sell scions. Seeds do not guarantee the colour.
You are right that seeds do not guarantee the color but in this case ,one could tell the color of the seedlings from the first year because if it has red fleshed fruits the tree will have a pink or red bark.One could plant a few seeds and keep only those that develop the pink bark.

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Re: pink fleshed pear
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 02:59:10 PM »
Somme pictures with the pink fleshed pear.Bark its somewhat reddish and the leaves start reddish also. In the last picture its a williams pear .The picture its just for comparisson between the reddish bark of the pink fleshed pear and the grey green bark of the williams.

 

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