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Will pears soften when you bring them home?


Q. Do pears soften up after you get them home from the store? I like the really soft kind and I bought a few that I kept for a week and they were still as hard as apples. Thanks


A. Pears should ripen once they are home. They ripen best when kept at room temperature. Watch this quick video on ripening pears at home. You can also ‘check the neck’ to see if it is ripe.

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