pear harvest

Asked July 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

I live in Medford. My red Clapp's Favorite pears appear ready to harvest. Is that Possible?

Jackson County Oregon

1 Response

http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/CIS/CIS0898/CIS0898.html has information on your type of pear. It also gives tests you can do to tell if your pears are ripe. It says Clapp's Favorite ripens in early Aug. We have had warmer temperatures than usual this July, so you might see earlier ripening than in past years. Are pears falling? Or try the tilt test, gently lifting the pear to the horizontal position. If it comes off easily, it is ripe. Be sure to check out the above extension webisite for more information.