Thursday, 31 October 2013

Perfect Pears?

Wednesday was another pretty decent day for late October. It’s going to be quite a shock when the weather eventually turns colder.

In my mind pears are much more difficult to decide when to eat than apples. We picked our 7.1kg crop of “Invincible” pears on 17th September.
They parted from the tree easily which was one reason for picking them as we didn’t want them to fall to the ground and bruise in any strong winds. However, they were definitely not ready for eating as they were rock hard. I know, I tried to eat one, and there was no taste at all. Since then the pears have spent their time in the salad drawer of our spare fridge freezer in the garage.
This how they look now after their 6 weeks in the fridge. They’ve turned more golden in colour than they were and have softened up. They’re not soft and mushy like pears sometimes go but still firm to the bite, juicy and pleasantly sweet. I wonder how long they will keep in this condition. It’s a while since we had such a success with one of our pear varieties.



4 comments:

  1. They certainly look good. Mine were awful - all dry and pulpy. I think I may have left them on the tree too long. I shall try taking them off much earlier next year.

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    1. I'm not sure if it's best to leave them to ripen on the tree or not. Our conference pears were very disappointing this year as they just spoit as soon as they were picked.

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  2. The pears look very nice Sue. Mine were none existent this year. My neighbouring plot holder gave me some earlier this week and they were excellent in size and flavour.

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    1. We didn't have enough to give any away!

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