Didn't you ask this question last year?
I recall answering such a question last year and going back and forth about
how to pick the right time to pick them.
And yes, they do need to be picked and ripened off the tree. The trick is
how to do that. I gave a fulsome answer on that in last year's response but
it's just too hot to go through the same thing all over again.
The whole thread from last year can be viewed here - you did respond to
her at the time.
Anne as a family historian, you surprise me. I never wrote that David
didn't respond to me.
If you put your critical reading hat on, you should be wondering why David
is being such a dill given that he's admitted to asking the quesion last
Well Anne, you've plonked me so you won't see this. But just for the
archives, I'll record here that I left out a paragraph in what I wrote in
response to you.
I went out to move a hose and came back and put in a final para but missed
out the one I'd composed in my head whilst outside. As it is my post in
response to you made no sense whatsoever, so my injunction to put a critical
reading hat on obviously didnt' work either gfor you or for me. And I'm
cross at myself for my own stupidity at posting somethign that doesn't make
But you gave me a good chuckle at your grumpiness and such a quickfire
Plonking. Must be the season for grumpiness.
Settle down you lot. Why are you disputing? My memory is faulty. I repeat
myself. And say the same thing over again. And sometimes ask questions more
than once. And forget why I am I typing. What is this all about again?
i think it IS about how grumpy we all are in the heat :-) (well, i know _i_
am - it's primarily been 40 degrees- to 44 degrees almost every day for
bloody weeks & weeks in my back yard. a cool day is 38. my garden is grumpy
i can't help you about the nectarines, though. all i can do is whinge.
What is making me grumpy is that you asked the question last year, you were
given the answer then when you asked the question and you seemingly didn't
believe the answer given.
If you think you didn't get a 'sensible answer' last year and you now get a
similar sort of response from new people this year who say similar things to
what I told you last year, then you should get off your arse and do some
research for yourself rather than asking here.
I'm grumpy alright, but the heat has nothing to do with it. The grumpiness
is because I'm seeing stupidity from someone who I don't normally rate as
Perhaps the heat causes stupidity.
you should excuse David, he's from "La-La Land" (a.k.a. Los Angeles) and
they are expecting 2 to 4 millimeters of rain on thursday. As you might
expect, panic and confusion has broken out among the inhabitants of the
region at the prospect of a day that isn't bright and sunny. He'll
settle down again, once the crisis is past ;O)
Irony of it is that it appears to be you who is experiencing the heat,
i.e., 91F (33C) in Cooma, and 81F (27C) in Sydney.
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No I'm from north of Newcastle, Australia. My pasture is drying off as
there has been no useful rain for three months and I cannot irrigate 'cause
the river has stopped. Weather prediction is 40C (104F) for the weekend, I
may have to send my stock elsewhere if it doesn't rain soon. The mine down
the road wants to turn my valley into a pit and discharge dirty water into
the river, so I am a little tense. Not that that causes forgetfulness.
And did I mention that I wish I had never started this thread?
Whoops, my bad ;O)
The strip mine near Martins Creek? Strip mines are a dirty business in
the U.S. They are rarely good neighbors.
This may be totally worthless to you but at
* Attached to the tree: Pears are best picked when the fruit
separates easily from the twigs. If it is hard to pull off the tree, it
* Texture: A pear ready to be picked should have a feeling of
springiness to its flesh. Close your hand around one and squeeze. If it
feels absolutely rock hard, it's still not ready. You should be able to
detect a slight feeling of give, but not too much.
* Drops: when healthy fruits begin to drop, the others on the tree
* Color: there is a change in fruit color from green to yellow; and
the stem separates easily from the branch. To pick pears, grasp the
fruit firmly and twist or roll it to make the stem separate from the
* Asian pears, unlike European pears, should be allowed to ripen on
the tree. They need no after-ripening storage period. Asian pears are
ready for harvest when they come away easily from the spur or branch
when they are lifted and twisted slightly. Use the taste test; they're
ready when they taste good. Asian pears should be crisp and crunchy when
The other poster is right, the weather guesser says you have a 40%
chance of rain on the 10th, and 60% chance on the 11th and 12th.
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I solve these problems by walking away before posting a grumpy reply. If I'm
still feeling grumpy, I'd change my personal habits...
People do forget...
E's sorry! Now straighten out Farm1... (grin!)
He's now got three problems 1) his pears
2) his memory
3) You being grumpy in some
remote faraway place, god knows where. But he cares enough to say sorry....
I only have one question Farm1 >> Do you want to be renamed GRUMPY?
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