We have two trees I planted about eight years ago and both are loaded. Last year they only had about a dozen pears between them and all dissapeared one windy night.
Had to prop up a few of the branches as they were getting so heavy.
Plucked about a hundred of them off the trees as they were starting to drop in the wind and I did not want them to bruise. Haven't the faintest idea what variety they are but we had a couple of the ripened ones and they tasted nice.
Some were a bit lumpy but they should taste OK once they are ripe
We had way too many so I pawned of a few to neighbors and friends
Tomatoes were also the best I have grown in 12 years. No blemishes, bugs, cankers or diseases. The fact I kept them in my wood shed/greenhouse under-roof all year might have something to do with it.
So what do you do when you have an excess of tomatoes? Make cilantro sauce chicken and tomato pizza of course. Haven't yet figured out what we are going to do with all the pears.