How to store pears
Store juicy pears at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, dry – up to several months. It makes sense to store only juicy pears in the refrigerator, and this will not greatly increase the shelf life. For long-term storage, pears are frozen (whole or in slices) – so they will last a whole year. You can also dry or boil in jam.
How to store pears
In general, the shelf life of a pear is up to 2 weeks; it is better to store it at room temperature in a cool way. If several pear slices remain uneaten, put them in a plastic container and store in the refrigerator – they will be edible for 2-3 days.
The period of appearance of the first signs of decay depends on the variety of pears:
– summer – 20 days;
– autumn – 1-2 months;
– winter – from 3 to 8 months.
Fruit can be placed in the fruit compartment of the refrigerator. There should be no other fruits or vegetables in the container at the same time. The fruits should be reviewed periodically. If any pear begins to deteriorate, it should be removed immediately, otherwise, other fruits will begin to rot intensively. The shelf life of pears in the refrigerator is up to 2 months.
You can store pears in the basement at the dacha, in the pantry or on the glassed-in balcony. When choosing the latter option, you need to take care that the fruits are protected from direct sunlight. Pears should be placed in a wooden box at a distance of a couple of cms from each other. Arrange the fruits so that the stalks are on top. Cover the drawer with a cloth to ensure proper air circulation.
How to store pears for future use
For long-term storage, give preference to unripe fruits – of course, they will not be as sweet and juicy, but they will last longer. Do not pull off the stalks, as this will accelerate the deterioration of the fruit, and be sure to inspect the fruit at least once a week to remove rotten ones.
1. Prepare the jam, the easiest way is to dice and boil with sugar in a 1: 1 ratio, for sweet and juicy varieties, 10 minutes, the ratio can be increased in favor of a pear. Roll up in sterilized jars and store in the cold.
2. Drying – about a year. Cut the fruits into slices 5-7 mm thick. Place them on a baking sheet lined with paper. Send it to an oven preheated to 50 degrees for 6-7 hours. Turn the circles over from time to time.
3. Frozen pears can be stored for a year.