The pears ripen OFF the tree, but the apples were ready to go when we brought them home. I had one 5-gallon bucket of apples and I made 3 jars of apple juice, 1 jar of canned apples, and 4 jars of applesauce.
The pears are still ripening, but I anticipate making pear jelly, spiced pears, some pear juice, and some canned pears. I’ll be sure to take pictures, since I apparently didn’t take any of the apples!!