How do I ripen pears?

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How do I ripen pears?

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Pears should be ripened indoors at a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  The ripening process should take seven to ten days.  To speed up ripening, place the pears in a tightly sealed paper bag.  The fruit give off ethylene gas, which accumulates in the bag and promotes ripening.  

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