Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Devoe: fruit splitting
A number of the biggest pears of the Devoe crop started splitting in July, the consequence of a period of very dry hot weather followed by extended period of torrential rain in July. It's always the largest fruit that seem prone, the ones that I hoped would be good for exhibiting in September. Watering during the dry spell might have helped I suppose. The remaining ones show no sign of ripening yet.