Did you know this?
I didn’t, until I saw it on “River cottage” and I feel it’s my duty to share this. I’ve complained myself about pears always being too hard in the shops and taking days to ripen in the fruit bowl, only to suddenly be too ripe. Well this is apparently what happens on the tree, only the pears ripen all course and stringy.
Whereas, I found the ones left on the window sill ripened steadily and were beautifully sweet and juicy. Little miss has been demanding pears lately and this is the best way to keep up with such a healthy demand.
I didn’t take a photo of the first batch I sun ripened, a lovely trio of small yellow pears. So here’s a picture of a couple of packham pears I just received from Aussie Farmer Direct.
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How funny. I wrote about this earlier this month. We have a pear tree in our yard and I only recently learned about ripening pears off the tree.
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Funny, I grew up in pear and apple growing country and missed this too!