Somewhere on Craigslist there is a partridge for sale. If you'd like to find a pear tree to go with it, look no further
than Wiersig Garden Plants in Los Altos. The nursery is currently offering numerous varieties of deciduous fruit trees -- dwarves, semi-dwarves, and multigrafts, including Granny Smiths, Pixiecot apricots, Garden Delight nectarines, Green Gage plums, Sharp Velvet pomegranates, and Hood and Flordahome pears -- at peanut prices. Prices for the 5- to 6-foot tall specimens range from $35 to $65. No telling what that partridge will set you back.