Did you know? While a Bartlett pear's skin color brightens as it ripens, most pear varieties show little change in color. The best way to judge ripeness for non-Bartlett varieties is to apply gentle pressure to the neck of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, it's ripe!
Pears are one of the few fruits that do not ripen on the tree. They are harvested when mature, but not yet ripe. If they are left at room temperature, they will slowly reach a sweet and succulent maturity that's perfect for snacking and recipes.
We created this easy-to-use 3 step guide to help you ripen your pears at home. With a little bit of patience and know-how you can ensure your pears reach their peak flavor!
Here's what you need to do to ripen your pears: