Bartlett Pears

Pears are picked before they are ripe to prevent them from becoming grainy and stringy. BARTLETT pears are picked when they are green in color. Allow 7-10 days to ripen; they will turn a yellow color. We have both the red and green BARTLETT pears, the only difference is their color. They can be canned and are excellent for drying.

 

 

HINTS FOR HANDLING FRUIT

  • Before consuming, wash fruit.

  • Do not pack fruit deeply into containers.

  • As soon as possible, place fruit one layer deep in a place out of direct sunlight where they can be left undisturbed.

  • Let the fruit finish ripening. The length of time depends on the ripeness when picked and the temperature of the location in which you place them.

    • Let the pears ripen for 7-10 days; they will turn a yellow color. Be careful to not wait too long – they rot from the inside out .