We did not intend for any fruit to set on our young pear trees this year, but we obviously missed some of the blossoms earlier in the spring.  We actually “harvested”  a few pears from different trees, including a few Asian pears this evening.  Just enough to taste the varieties – don’t think it hurt the trees any either.  They were definitely ripe enough to pick: still firm, but full of juice.  Someday, these will make beautiful wine!