When Is the Best Time to Harvest Pears?


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The best time to harvest pears is when they are mature but still hard, according to the Farmers Almanac. After harvesting the pears, let them ripen at room temperature. Harvested pears last a week in the refrigerator. For longer storage, pears can be canned.

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Pears grow well in USDA Hardiness Zones of three through 10. Pear trees like full sun conditions. They grow in many different types of soil and do well in small yards. Pears will need two or more types of trees to cross-pollinate and fruit. Some pear types include Bartlett, Kieffer and Anjou. Common pests for pear trees include fire blight, pear psylla, aphids, mites, and powdery mildew.

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