They were ripe in late August last year, sweet and juicy. Of course, everything was early last year. I've picked one or two, dry and tasteless. Almost like overripe.
I'm probably impatient, right?
yeah..i think they still have some time left. I usually pick mine and refrigerate them for a couple weeks...then ripen them at room temp... my tree is just loaded this year. Might have to can a bunch.
I really need to add a Bartlett.
Here in NY spring (unfortunately for last years crop) began 3-4 weeks earlier last year than this one. It isn't about specific date but days from petal fall as a main indicator. Amount of sunny days and temps are also a factors with varying affects depending on species and variety.
My Seckels don't usually ripen until first week of Sept in Southern NY.
Last year was the first time this tree fruited, so I have no reliable benchmark yet.
Mine look ripe, but I tried lifting a few, to see if they would part from the stem, but not yet. My little tree is also loaded this year. Yum.
OK, NOW they're ripe! Delicious!
I can't wait, but I probably should. I got a good number of them too but I think they're a couple of weeks off.
Someone in my general area [outside Chicago] said they always pick Seckels on Labor Day. FWIW