[NAFEX] Seckel pear

David Doud doudone at netusa1.net
Sun Mar 18 21:20:34 EDT 2007

in regards to ripening on the tree -

if you like pears soft and buttery pick them mature,  refrigerate until 2-4
days before you want to eat them,  and allow them to ripen at room
temperature until they attain the desired quality - once 'ripe' they don't
keep - a cycle thru the refrigerator seems to 'condition' them so the fruit
ripens evenly -

on the tree,  individual pears (generally)  tend to ripen unevenly, often
deteriorating from the core out - you can have hard flesh under the skin and
brown watery area around the core - and did I mention ripe pears won't
keep? -

if you like them crunchy,  that's fine with me - enjoy -


----- Original Message -----
From: "William C. Garthright" <billg at inebraska.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Seckel pear

> > I really like the sweetness and the crispiness of the Seckel pear
> >
> Am I correct that you can let the Seckel pear ripen on the tree? I've
> heard that somewhere. Are there any other pears like that (other than
> Asian pears)? I just don't like the idea of picking them green and
> ripening them indoors. Seems like I might as well buy them in the
> grocery store if I'm going to do that.
> Bill
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5a)
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