is a huge variety of apples
Have you ever tasted and compared? They can be sweet,
tart, juicy, tangy, and just wonderful. And see how
different the look!
from left: Anjou, Bosc, Magness, Seckel, Bartlett
Pears are the only fruit not
allowed to ripen on the tree. If a pear fully ripens on the tree,
it will be soft and squishy in the middle. A pear is picked when
its internal pressure is at a particular point. After picking,
pears are chilled thoroughly. Following this chilling, pears are
ripened at room temperature out of plastic. Once ripened, a pear
should be stored in the refrigerator in plastic.