Last year the pear were abundant (here is the post). However, this year...there was not a single pear to be had. Out of the 3 trees in the grove, there were no pears in sight. Now, we have the quest to try and solve the mystery of why. Could it be the extreme drought? Maybe it was just a "sleeper" year for the trees. I am leaning more toward the drought because there was so much vegetation that was destroyed. Our area was really hit hard.
Anyway, we still have some pears from last year in the freezer so we just have to wait until next year to see if the pears return.