I had planted a small pummelo and a sad looking Fuyu persimmon that I got for $5 from the clearance section at Plants for All Seasons along the fence as placeholders. The persimmon was half-dead when I planted it, and my wife won't eat them anyway, so I just pulled it out. Literally. I pulled it out of the ground with one hand. The roots had not grown at all into the native soil. It's in a 3-gallon pot now if anyone wants it. The pummelo is now in a nice 10-gallon pot formerly occupied by the Barbados Cherry, which was killed by the freezes.
I'm very excited about these pears, as they will help me bridge the summer gap between figs in July and pomegranates and persimmons in the fall. I selected the Acres Home and Tennosui because they are reported to be delicious low-chill pears with good fire blight resistance. I planted the trees, and pruned them back a little bit. Growth on pear trees tends to be very upright, so I used homemade limb-spreaders (sticks) to widen the scaffold limbs.