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Are small pears OK to eat?

One of my pear trees has far more pears this year then ever. The tree is only small, about 5 ft at it's tallest branch. Now the weight of the pears has caused the branches to bend down and the lowest ones are basically laying on top of other plants. So today we removed 50% of all the fruits on each branch and focused on the smaller ones, which has had a small positive effect. So we have a shopping bag full of small pears, that are about half or 1/3 the size of supermarket pears.

But are they OK to eat? Will they ripen just like any pear off the tree? Many thanks.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,454
    They are likely to be very hard and unlikely to ripen enough to eat.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 13,680
    I prefer them when they're as hard as turnips
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 117
    They are likely to be very hard and unlikely to ripen enough to eat.
    OK thanks. How about cooking? Pear crumble maybe?
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