Harvesting pears, should I beat the wasps to eat the fruit?

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  • #875
    RandiRandi
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    We can’t wait harvesting our pears but we don’t know when is the best time to do it? The fruits are huge and some have holes from wasps who enjoyed their fruit meal. I’m afraid the insects will consume them all before we could harvest. Any advice you could spare?

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    DazDaz
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    IMO, harvest when they are firm but not rock hard. Let them fully ripen in a bowl. Also spray for fruit fly and harvest and dispose of fallen/bad fruit, this will help eliminate fruit fly. You can also by insect bait stations to help with pests.

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    RandiRandi
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    Thank you for your insights, Daz. You seem expert on this, have you got several trees and for a long time?  Is there a change of color we might check out as well?

    At least 2 fell from rotting and followed your advice. I actually buried them to avoid further infection. I’ll check the insect bait at the store.

     

    #887
    MarideMaride
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    I’m taking note of this. I have pear trees planted 2 years ago and hoping to get fruits next year.

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