Pears – Good News and the Bad News

Being partial to pears and famous for our pear chutneys, jams, pickles and so on, I was tickled to hear of the Survivor Pear Tree at Ground Zero in NYC.

But…

As I understand it, the Survivor Tree is a Callery Pear, originally imported from China in 1918 is an Invasive Species.   Not to be encouraged.  Should be eliminated wherever possible.

Talk about mixed feelings…

BTW – ours are Bosc.  Imported from France in the early 1800’s.  Good for eating, great for relish, pickling.  The family is still fighting over the Pear Pickles!