I would kill for pears! My ex DIL has a pear tree and I go and pick the windfalls but there aren't enough to satisfy my cravings. I have picked another 5lbs of plums this morning and the next batch of jelly is on the go - spiced this time. I have a friend with a Victoria plum tree, groaning under the weight of the fruit this year, who has generously said I can have as many as I'd like. They're not quite ripe yet so that is something to look forward to.