Nova Scotia Apples - Keeping Pears at home
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Keeping Pears at Home

Nova Scotia pears taste great, but their storage life is limited.

Here are a few hints for proper pear care:

  • Pears bruise very easily, so handle them with care.
  • Purchase firm pears and allow them to ripen for a few days at room temperature.
  • When ripe, pears yield to gentle pressure applied to stem end.
  • Store ripe pears in the refrigerator and use within a week.
  • For cooking and baking purposes, use pears that are still firm and a bit underripe.