Picking Ripe Pears

Bartlett: Good-quality Bartlett pears will be light-green to completely yellow. Bartlett pears are ripe when they turn completely yellow and give off a sweet aroma. This pear bruises easily when ripe Comice: Good-quality Comice pears will be green-yellow with an occasional red blush. Pears are ripe when they yield to gentle pressure at the stem end. Too much yellow means a Comice pear is over ripe. Anjou: Good-quality Anjou pears will be yellow-green with an occasional red blush. Pears are ripe when they yield to gentle pressure at the stem end. Too much yellow means an Anjou pear is over ripe. Product that is extremely hard will ripen best at room temperature. Bosc: Good-quality Bosc pears will be dark yellow with a cinnamon russeting of the skin. Pears are ripe when they yield to gentle pressure at the stem end. Red Bartlett: Good-quality Red Bartlett pears will be red with an occasional tan blush. Pears are ripe when they yield to gentle pressure at the stem end. Seckel: Good-quality Seckel pears will be green with dark-red blush or nearly all red. Pears are ripe when they take on a yellow hue and yield to gentle pressure at the stem end.

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