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8/16/12 8:06 P

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We grew up with pears as my grandmother had a couple of trees. She would pick some that we would eat immediately and others she would sit on the window sill. I love a sweet pear, but I want them ripe. I also like to cook with them

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8/14/12 2:06 P

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by no means am I an expert, but yes, they will continue to ripen if you pick them slightly unripe. In fact, I think that's preferable since if they get "ripe" to the touch on the tree, the inside will actually be overripe.

I have 5 pear trees on my farm (plus 1 in the neighbors yard that they let me pick). Last year I did a bunch of pear sauce and pear butter. I think I want to do some fruit leather this year. One can only eat so much pear butter. :)

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8/14/12 1:35 P

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i don't know much about picking fruits myself but we now have a pear tree and it seems that the ones that start to turn a yellowish color are the ripe ones. side note: didn't eat pears before..no clue what to look for in a ready to eat pear.
any tips?? can i pick them when they are still more green? will they ripen while sitting in my kitchen? help!!
i'd love to add this to my fruit list and i hate seeing all the ones that fall to the ground get mangled by the bugs, lol.
thanks!

Sherry - Indiana


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