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Pears that never ripen

Ruthie2Ruthie2 Posts: 1

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!


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    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.

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    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.
  • they could be perry pears? We had some in our garden they where way to hard to eat but good for juicing and cooking....

  • 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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