[NAFEX] Picking unripe fruit

Richard Harrison rharrison922 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 20 17:24:38 EDT 2009


Pears ripen BETTER when picked at maturity---but not eating ripe---and ripened indoors.
                                                          Richard

--- On Mon, 7/20/09, Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org> wrote:


From: Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Picking unripe fruit
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Monday, July 20, 2009, 1:47 PM


Stone fruits ripen fine with or without stem attached.  You can speed it up
by putting them in a paper bag.  They also go from ripe to overripe pretty
easily.

~ Stephen
Happy that peaches are plentiful right now

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jim Fruth
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 5:57 AM
To: NAFEX
Subject: [NAFEX] Picking unripe fruit

    When I've picked unripe fruit, I've learned that it the fruit comes off 
the stem it stops ripening.  When I pick it with stem intact (including 
raspberries) the fruit continues to ripen.  Leaving the stem intact on 
peaches and apricots might require the use of a pruning shear.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
For jams, jellies, syrups and more:
www.jellygal.com
1-877-265-6856 (Toll Free)
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