For the past few years I have watched as this magnificent, yet neglected tree has produced huge crops of pears, only to rot on the ground. My neighbor is a very nice guy, but he just wasn't interested in the fruit. I asked him if I could pick some, but he said no because his relatives might want to come pick them. I told him I understood, but in all the time I've lived here, no one has ever picked the fruit from this huge productive tree. Now it looks like I'll get my chance!
I couldn't say what kind of pear it is, only that is green, pear shaped (obviously), seems to be semi-alternate bearing, and seems to be fairly resistant to fire blight, although it does have some dead limbs. To my knowledge, the tree has never been pruned, and has to be 20 feet tall or more. This year the pears are very small, a little bit bigger than an egg. In previous years when we've actually had rain, I've seen it produce pears the size of a potato! Now that my neighbors have moved out (and assuming the house doesn't sell immediately), I definitely plan on sneaking over there and picking as much fruit as I can this summer.