Late summer ‘Beauty of Bath’, ‘Discovery’, ‘Irish Peach’, ‘Petit Pippin’. Early autumn ‘Greensleeves’ (self-fertile and good pollinator), ‘James Grieve’ (an excellent cropper that grows well in northern regions), ‘Laxton’s Fortune’, ‘Katy’.
Late autumn ‘Egremont Russet’, ‘Lord Lambourne’ (self-fertile and reliable heavy cropper), ‘Meridian’, ‘Sunset’ (similar to ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’, but more disease-resistant).
Early winter ‘Blenheim Orange’ (good as a cooker and eater), ‘Crispin’, ‘Gala’, ‘Spartan’. Late winter ‘Golden Delicious’ (may be biennial), ‘Kent’, ‘Pixie’, ‘Winston’ (self-fertile). Spring ‘Red Pippin’ (juicy, Cox-like flavor), ‘Granny Smith’, ‘Josephine’, ‘May Queen’.
There are three types of pear, based on the season when they are ripe and ready to eat and their keeping qualities.
Summer and autumn pears don’t store well.
Winter pears are picked in autumn, but will keep until January or February.
Summer pears These ripen in August and September. The best-known are ‘Docteur Jules Guyot’ and ‘Williams Bon Chrétien’.
Autumn pears These are ripe in October and November. This group includes ‘Concorde’, ‘Beurré Hardy’, ‘Joséphine de Malines’ and ‘Doyenné du Comice’.
Winter pears These ripen in October and November, but keep through winter if stored well. ‘Conference’, ‘Winter Nelis’ and ‘Olivier de Serres’ are dessert pears; ‘Catillac’, a culinary pear, keeps until May.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
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My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.