Many people shy away from buying pears because of the frustration of not knowing when they are ripe to eat. I did the same thing until I learned the secret to knowing just when they are ready. It’s just a gently push on the stem end to see if it gives a little. That’s it and it works every time. Unlike an apple, a pear usually takes a few days at home to ripen so you need to plan to buy them a few days ahead of when you want to eat them. This is because pears bruise easily, so they…