Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2013
What's hitting its peak in September Bartlett pears. Pears will continue to ripen off the tree (indeed, they really have to ripen off the tree to avoid a woody texture). So if your pears are a little green and firm, just leave them at room temperature and theyll finish up nicely. Then you can refrigerate them. Click here for details.