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I know pears will ripen if they are picked green but not if they a small and VERY green.
We have a winter type pear at work and I can pick them in oct put them in a cool place covered with a blanket and by Dec they will be ripe.
The worst that could happen is that they will rot because they are TOO green.
But they might ripen
Wished I had thought of doing something like that last yr. I did try to prop one branch but 2 others broke as they were loaded with pears that were not full grown and still hard when they broke. I had picked alot of the pears off too as there was way too many on the tree.
Kya, he did prop the limbs..this one broke anyway. This tree is loaded!!! I couldn't find a recipe using un-ripe pears so it's a waste but there's lots more if the limbs and props hold out. This is a "Pound Pear" tree. The pears are large and heavy. They're usually ready the first of September so they're still very green.
Lisa, glad the link was of help.
I love figs.. my brother gave me a small bush this past Spring and I moved it to my yard. No fruit this year but it has a few green leaves so maybe it was shocked from the move. I'm hoping for better next year. Have any secrets to the success of producing figs?
Mom made a jam with figs and strawberry jello mix..anyone have a recipe for this?
3 c. mashed figs, about 20 med.
2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) strawberry flavored gelatin
3 c. sugar
Wash figs leaving skins on. Mash and thoroughly mix figs with gelatin and sugar in a large pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 10 minutes, stirring to keep from scorching. Pour quickly into glasses. Seal at once with 1/2 inch of HOT paraffin. Makes 6 medium glasses of preserves. OPTIONAL: other flavored gelatin can also be used.
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