The art of ripening pears

PoiresMures2_3740-webPick the pears before they fall and let them ripen for a week or two behind a window. From hard and tasteless, the eating pears below became juicy and sweet.


Fruit picked in a South-West London garden on 6th Oct 2013. Variety: close to a Comice.


Photo: 19th October (click to enlarge).


Photo 7th October (click to enlarge).

These pears are very big, some weighting as much as 400g. They tend to fall before ripening, get bruised, and finish in the bin. By harvesting early, we saved them.

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