SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— There are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown across the world. Of course only a few of those are grown commercially, but those few that are on the market are on the market in spades. Right now they’re wonderful.
Pear has been cultivated as a food since prehistoric times and unlike apples, most pear varieties do not ripen nicely while they’re still on the tree. If you have a pear tree at home, you should pick them a little earlier, it’s safer that way. They continue to develop.