When should I harvest pears?

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When should I harvest pears?

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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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