I'm not talking about Cockney rhyming slang, I mean the fruit.
One thing I love about growing my own fruit and veg is having enough to share with friends and family. Sometimes, I'm lucky enough to be on the receiving end. These apples and pears were gifted to me by my next door neighbour. I've been supplying them, and many others, with tomatoes this year as I've had more than enough to share around so when they came to harvest their apples and pears, discovering that they'd got a bumper harvest, they were generous enough to share some with me.
I don't grow pears myself but I've got two small apple trees, a red variety called Gloster and a green variety called Golden Delicious, neither of which has fruited at all this year so I'm very pleased to have been gifted this fruit. I'm not sure of the varieties but the pears look very much like Conference.
My two small apple trees have been moved out of their containers this year and planted in to the ground, perhaps this is the reason why they didn't fruit, so I'm hoping they'll be happier where they are now with room to spread their roots and I'm hoping for bumper crops from them next year.
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