Pears are a hearty fruit with care instructions somewhat unique compared to other varietal fruits we carry. For example, did you know pears do not ripen fully on the tree? Full maturity happens right before a pear is ripe. This short window for harvesting is key to the pear-fect pear. Here are some tips on how to take care of your pears!
- Leave your pears out of the fridge because they ripen at room temperature.
- Leave them on the counter for 3-5 days until the neck (area below the stem) is soft to the touch. Colors often don’t change and each variety is a little different, so check your pears daily!
- Once your pears are ripe, place in the crisper drawer in the refrigerator. They will remain fresh for 5-7 days.
And of course, enjoy!