Will Asian pears ripen off the tree?
This past weekend I bought a few Shinko Asian pears from a small orchard, I wanted to compare them to my own. After eating the first one, I realize they were picked too early... quite hard and not very sweet. The limited info I have found on the web indicates that they will ripen no further once they are picked, but most sources say they "can be allowed to ripen on the tree", as if that is optional.
Does anyone have experience ripening them off the tree?