I have an Asian pear tree that produced fruit this year for the first time.
It only had about 25 pears, and approx 8 of them had to be picked early
because of a worm or bug of some type getting into the pear. I kind of
figured it was the same problem that happens to apples that haven't been
sprayed early in the spring.
I mentioned this problem to a lady from Korea that was passing through the
state, and she told me that I should wrap the pears in paper while they were
still on the tree. She saw this happening when she still lived in Korea.
Do any of you have any experience with growing Asian pears? Do I wrap them,
when they are very small, or wait until they have reached nearly full size?
Can I put zip lock bags on them instead of tying paper around them? Does
this keep bugs out of them, or just keep them from becoming bruised?
If anyone has these answers, I would appreciate hearing from you.