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bryan
i have coastal pear tree it grows heeps of fruit but i need to know when to pick. will the fruit rippen on the tree

Submitted: 07:00PM, 16 Feb 2010
Answer: Dear Bryan,

I am not sure of the species of pear that you are growing. In any case, pears must be picked when mature but still hard. If they are left too long on the tree, the flesh, especially near the core, will become slimy with the rest of the fruit being tasteless.

When harvesting the pears, they should separate easily from the tree. If you have to pull or twist, leave the fruit in place for a little longer.

You could pick a few pears, put them in a fruit bowl with some other fruits and you will find they will ripen quite nicely.

Answered: 10:48AM, 18 Feb 2010

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