Find a Perfectly Ripe Pear by Pushing On the Stem End

We’re heading into fall fruit season, and while I’m not much of an apple person, I welcome pears with open arms. I’m not too picky about which varieties either — any and all, including those delicate Asian pears, are absolutely delicious to me.

I grew up believing that the best pears came in gift boxes around the holidays, and while those expensive pears are amazing, I learned that I can pick good ones out at the store myself instead. With a little know-how, you too can choose and ripen pears to perfection!

Source: The Best Way to Choose, Store, and Ripen Pears

The problem with pears is that ideal ripeness is so short. Even Time Lords understand this.