Pear not ripening
We moved into our house in May of 2011, and we have three wonderful fruit trees. An apple, a crabapple, and a pear. Everything was loaded last year (must have been a perfect year for fruiting trees). I really don't know a lot about pears and pear trees, and I don't know the varieties of any of them.
I do know that you pick the pears when they are still hard, and that they ripen up after you pick them. However, all of the pears went bad before they ripened. They started going brown from the inside out. I had some pears sitting on a ledge in the basement (though it is a warm basement), and some in our fridge crisper. All of them went bad. Any ideas about what is going on, or how I could get them to ripen up? Thanx, Alicia