Pears and cold storage
We have 2 pear trees, and pears have been falling off since early August. I wasn't sure that was a sign to pick the pears, but from reading other articles, apparently it is. I also didn't realize that pears don't ripen on the tree, but now I do. :) (Funny how we've had these pear trees for years and I never knew that. I just thought my trees were defective. LOL.)
I'm not sure what varieties my pears are. (They look the same on both trees, even though they must be different in order for pollination to occur, I guess.) If I took some pics of my pears and posted them, would folks be able to ID them?
Anyway, here's my big question: For pears that are ready to pick in August, do you have to place them in cold storage to get them to ripen properly? If so, will a refrigerator do? And for how many days? Otherwise, I don't know how to keep them at the required temperature of 30-35 degrees F. or whatever.
Thanks for any info.