Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Bloomin' Tuesday...

 
We have a beautiful pear tree in our backyard that, for the most part, has gone unappreciated until this year. I've mentioned before that we've had a bumper crop of fruit this year. All our fruit trees -- apple, cherry, peach & pear -- have produced far and above what they have in previous years. In past years, however, our pear tree has been more of a burden than blessing. I don't know if pears ripen naturally in other climes, but in our backyard in Colorado our pears have never ripened on the tree. We've never known how to change our hard-as-a-rock fruit into the luscious, juicy delectables one can buy in a market.


Each year I would ask the internet and others if they knew how to ripen pears and each year I received the same answer, which never worked. This year while hoping to take advantage of our bumper crop, I found this article on the internet, "When to pick and how to ripen pears."  The process they describe of chilling the pears, then allowing them to ripen worked! For the first time we have been able to enjoy our bounteous crop!


The pears are all picked now, and it's nice to know that we've discovered a reliable way to ripen this amazing fruit...



5 comments:

Kate said...

How nice to have found a method that works ... enjoy those pears.

Maureen said...

Pear Bread II on allrecipes.com is a great way to use those pears! Thanks so much for your creativity and inspiration!

Lorrie Orr said...

Glad you found a way to enjoy the pears. They are so sweet and juicy.

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Pears are so yummy. I am glad you now can enjoy them. We just finished with a case of pears that I bought, dried some, ate lots and made pear butter, yummo!

Mia said...

I love pears, but not nearly as much as Zo. She can eat them all day long!