Huh, who knew?

Huh_who_knewEvery U.S. pear is picked by hand.  The United States is the third largest producer of pears in the world, with the top producing states being Oregon and Washington.  Pears are one of the few fruits that don’t ripen on the tree.  they are picked when are fully mature, but not yet ripe.  Do not refrigerate an unripe pear – they are meant to ripen at room temperature.