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Mango Stein

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Do nashi (Asian) pears sink or float in water?
« on: April 10, 2018, 05:16:01 AM »
Has anyone done this experiment? Regular pears normally sink, whereas apples float.
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Re: Do nashi (Asian) pears sink or float in water?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 05:36:27 PM »
Lol, interested in this as well now. Especially since the Nashi you can buy here are crunchy and look like pale apples.

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Re: Do nashi (Asian) pears sink or float in water?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 03:08:34 AM »
My nashi pears ripen in August. A dwarfish tree, less than 2m. Approximately 25 years old. Doesn´t bear every year. Variety unknown. Possibly Shinseiki. Sweet and very juicy.







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Re: Do nashi (Asian) pears sink or float in water?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 06:20:07 PM »
I just tested 2 of mine off of my tree, and they sank.  They are Hosui and 20th century.


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Re: Do nashi (Asian) pears sink or float in water?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 05:10:08 AM »
Good work boys.

Heinrich, I'm glad that the shy-bearing Shinseiki still has honorary status on your soil.

The density of fruits are all around around that of water, such that about half of species float while half sink. At least according to this tricky quiz I found: https://www.sporcle.com/games/WackyZacky/sink-or-float
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