Monthly Archives: September 2015


A tree laden with a full crop of developing fruit is a wonderful sight, but there can be too much of a good thing. Our pear cordons are putting on a great show this year. I had thinned some out, but still they are groaning under the weight of the crop. Except one. It tried groaning, but gave up. The top couple of feet broke away under the weight, snapping the cane it was tied to for training purposes, and dragging the supporting wire down. Continue reading