When should I harvest pears?


When should I harvest pears?


Pears should not be allowed to ripen on the tree.  If the fruit are left on the tree to ripen, stone cells develop in the fruit, giving the pears a gritty texture.  Tree-ripened fruit also will be poorly flavored.  Harvest pears when the color of the fruit changes from a deep green to yellow green. The fruit will still be firm, not soft, at harvest.   


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