Fruit Care Tips: Pears
DO NOT REFRIGERATE FOR 3-4 DAYS AFTER RECEIVING YOUR FRUIT!
PEARS: A little known fact about the pear is that it is one of the few fruits that does not ripen on the tree. We recommend that you DO NOT refrigerate your pears for 2-4 days after receiving your fruit! The pear is harvested when it is mature, but not yet ripe, and, if left at room temperature, it slowly reaches a sweet and succulent maturity as it ripens from the inside out. Leave firm, unripe pears at room temperature so that they can ripen. Check the Neck for Ripeness daily, by applying gentle pressure to the neck, or stem end, of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, then it’s ripe and ready to eat!
DO NOT wrap your fruit in plastic film or plastic bags because this will lead to your fruit becoming rotten, due to condensation from fruit being trapped inside.