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24/04/2012 at 13:53

I inherited 2 unidentified pear trees that are probably 4 years old.  Last year they had 30 fruit each, big very yellow skined, which didn't ripen and remained on the tree completely rock hard. I eventually had to take them off the tree but non softened up unlike the fruit on 2 different trees.  Help!

24/04/2012 at 14:32

You may have left them on the tree too long - some pears are actually better taken off the tree green and allowed to ripen indoors.

24/04/2012 at 14:37
Probably a silly question, but are you sure they're pears? The big, rock hard and yellow skinned description made me wonder whether they are quinces.
27/04/2012 at 11:49

they could be perry pears? We had some in our garden they where way to hard to eat but good for juicing and cooking....

28/04/2012 at 14:51

they dont sound like pears ive got a confrence pear tree and i lift each pear up gently and if it comes off the branch i put them on my windowsill for two weeks and they are ripened

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