Talk:2209: Fresh Pears

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If anyone complains about the wait, Beret Guy can tell them to 'grow a pear'.-- 21:04, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Beret Guy may just have a good idea. Why not put up a seed dispenser with a sign: "Plant a pear tree: 50¢"? Any unwanted seedlings could easily be removed--even accidentally by lawn mowers--within the first few years, and wanted trees would last a long time, benefit the environment, and produce food for people and animals. -- 21:31, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

That is a great idea! I hope some one will try that. Cow (talk) 23:08, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Maybe we could train bio-drones to eat fruit and then excrete the seeds with fertilizer far and wide. 20:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

This comic makes me hungry... for apples. ProphetZarquon (talk) 04:34, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

As long as you've Got Milk. NiceGuy1 (talk) 05:18, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
I got some, but it is mostly dark matter. --Lupo (talk) 06:51, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

I don't think there is much difference between growing apple and pear trees (and most other trees bearing fruit), if you want decent fruits you need to turn to vegetative propagation with grafting, cutting or layering etc. 05:56, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

That's right: almost all tree fruit are vegetatively propagated, mostly by grafting. Including pears. They won't come true from seed, and seedlings generally have greatly inferior fruit. Mhuben (talk) 12:42, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Hmm... perhaps we can speed up one of those. def get_num_unfinished_explanations(): return 0. Done! 06:58, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

It should also be noted that pears picked ripe off the tree are often inferior to ones that have been picked a week or two early and ripened off the tree. Ripening on the tree produces more gritty particles in the pear as compared to ripening off the tree. These gritty particles are made by cells similar to those that form the stone in peaches. In any case, a pear "fresh off the tree" would either be unripe, or gritty. Unless the machine picks it green and hold it until is completes ripening before dispensing it. 11:04, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Should we add something about the proverb that the best time to plant a tree was thirty years ago and the second best time is now? 19:04, 3 October 2019 (UTC)