Fruit: A History of Pears

Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here. Pears were much beloved by the ancients. Homer called pears a “gift of the gods.” Roman horticulturists used grafting techniques to develop more than 50 different pear cultivars. Hardy varieties of pears […]

8 Easy Ways to Use Your Pear Harvest

A pear bumper harvest doesn’t have to be overwhelming. These simple preservation techniques will allow you to enjoy these fruits this season and throughout the year.

Pear Bread

  Photo by Judith Hausman Fruit plus bread equals “time to eat a snack.” The orchard store is still full of apples, but they are down to the last of the pears. I bought a big bag of small Bosc “utility” pears, spotted and still hard. They’ll ripen fast enough at home and the few […]

Clean Up the Orchard Before Winter

Late fall isn’t too late to give your orchard some love—doing so will give you a jumpstart on a healthy, productive 2014.

Pear-Gorgonzola Pizza

Photo by Judith Hausman Pears and pizza are a perfect pair. Fruit and cheese: It’s an iconic picnic pairing that deserved the pizza stone this fall, and it couldn’t have come together any more easily. On a weekend, you can mix up your signature pizza dough recipe, but on a Monday night, I used whole-wheat […]

Pear Ginger Soda

This sweet soda draws on flavors both adults and kids will love!

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