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Peak Season Picks - Pears

Pears are one of the few fruits that do not ripen successfully on the tree. Instead, they're harvested by hand at maturity to begin the ripening process.


  • Choose a pear that is bright with no bruises or external damage.
  • Pears, other than Bartletts, do not dramatically change color as they ripen.
  • Press gently near the stem; if it gives, the pear is sweet, juicy and ready to eat.



  • If pears aren't ripe, store them in the open at room temperature until desired ripeness is reached.
  • Ripe pears can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days.


  • Prep For Cooking: Pear skin will darken and toughen when heated, so remove skin before cooking.
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Last Updated Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 02:25 PM.
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