Can Pears Pollinate Apples?

All flowering plants require pollination in order to blossom and produce fruit. Some plants can pollinate themselves, in a process known as self-pollination, while most plants require pollen from another plant of the same species. This cross-pollination can sometimes occur between plants which are closely related, but are technically different. What about pears and apples? […]
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Can Apples Be Frozen?

Whether you have an apple tree, or you just prefer to buy in bulk, you will run into the problem of apples going bad before you’ve had a chance to use them. One solution for many foods is to freeze them in order to keep them fresh longer. But does this work with apples? Can […]
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Will Apples Ripen After Picking?

It’s well known that some fruits, such as bananas, pears, and cantaloupe will continue to ripen after they are picked. However, this is not true for all fruits! What about apples? Will apples ripen off the tree? The answer is: Sort of. Apples will continue to ripen slightly after they are picked, but if they […]
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