Here’s a little known fact about pears: It’s one of the few fruits that don’t fully ripen on the tree. The pear is harvested when mature, but not yet ripe, and, if left at room temperature, slowly reaches a sweet and succulent maturity, as it ripens from the inside out.
Check the pear for ripeness, by applying gentle pressure with your thumb near the stem end. If it yields to pressure, then it’s ripe and ready to eat!
Never wrap pears, or any fruit, in plastic film or plastic bags because this can lead to condensation buildup and spoils the fruit.