[NAFEX] When are Asian Pears Ripe?

nbeaureg at student.umass.edu nbeaureg at student.umass.edu
Tue Aug 14 16:29:27 EDT 2007


all caps is really a bummer to read.

ncb
zone 5
western MA

Quoting lester davis <lhdavis8 at knology.net>:

> KOREAN GIANTS USUALLY RIPEN IN MID-GEORGIA SEPT 7-10.  WITH THE HEAT
> THIS SUMMER A FEW DAYS EARLIER.   THE BEST WAY I'VE FOUND ON ASIAN
> PEARS IS  CUT INTO THE CORE, IF THE SEEDS ARE BLACK OR NEARLY BLACK
> THE FRUIT IS RIPE.  I WILL BRING SOME "SHOW-AND-TELL" KOREAN GIANTS
> TO THE CLEMSON MEETINGS, THEY WILL BE ABOUT A WEEK SHORT OF RIPE
> BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TASTE TEST.
>
> LESTER H. DAVIS
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Doreen Howard
>   To: North American Fruit Explorers
>   Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 8:06 PM
>   Subject: [NAFEX] When are Asian Pears Ripe?
>
>
>   My grafted two-fer Asian pear tree is loaded this year with Stark's Giants
> (Korean Giant) fruit.  The grafts have one Shinseki fruit.  All bagged and
> they look terrific.  How do you tell when Asian pears are ripe?  The tree
> produced one pear  last year, the second season in the ground, and I
> arbitrarily picked it when it looked yellow.  It was a bit over ripe, lacking
> some of the crunch, but still very good.
>   Doreen Howard
>   IL-WI Border
>   Zone 4b-5a
>
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