Friday, October 12, 2007

Pears - Peren - Birnen


I'm cheating a bit here ... I normally try to keep this blog confined to The Netherlands.
But, given the fall season and the fact that we'll be in Germany three times this month, I think it's OK to share this shot from the village of Steinfurt in the Münsterland region, just over the border.
These pears are all grown in the Kreislehrgarten, founded in 1914. Unfortunately, the store was closed when we visited, so we weren't able to bring any samples home.
From the European Garden Heritage website: This educational garden covering an area of 3 hectares provides valuable information on ornamental and kitchen gardens. Visitors are offered numerous ideas on how to design, maintain, and use their own green realms. During harvest time, visitors can buy the many fruits of the garden directly here. The central school garden aims especially at teaching children a careful approach towards nature. The beehives in the orchard and the herb garden are a valuable help in this regard.
Have a great weekend; see you on Monday.

7 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

I think I have never seen so many different kinds of pears. And they are all probably better tasting than those we get here in this country in the supermarkets. They are always picked green and then artifically ripened and they do not taste like those that are ripe on the trees. Nice photo.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I'm glad you decided to cheat a bit! They look so good, such great presentation. Lovely. Hopefully, you'll get to buy some next time you visit the Kreislehrgarten :).

Oldmanlincoln: These are NOT supermarket pears! I am sure that most German supermarkets also sell artificially ripened fruits, just like any other supermarket around the world. I don't know why I bother, you'll never see this, but I can't help it so...

Chris said...

Very interesting that they grown all of those varieties there. I would have thought that some of the various types would need different types of soil and/or weather.

Neva said...

It is hard to confine to just Inverness-you've lived here so you know what I mean!!!-- so I enjoy you showing other places too!!!

I am tagging you...if you want to play..go to my blog (neva daily photo and I don't know how to make it link in the comment box sorry!)and see what to do.....

joy said...

Wheel of pears! They look quite tasty.

joy
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Kate said...

Haven't bought pears from a supermarket for a long time now because I'm always disappointed in them. These I would gladly buy and sample.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love this--what a nice display!