The harvesting of the pears takes place in the spring phase, 10-12 days before full maturity, because it is slower than if it stays in the tree.
It is recommended that the winter pear be picked up as late as October, otherwise it withers in the warehouse.
Summer varieties harvested at optimum time are better transported, slower in storage and can be kept for about two weeks. In refrigerated warehouses with controlled atmosphere, the Urosti Bosc variety remains with the degree of ripening it had when placed in the warehouse.
As a rule, sorting is done once, namely when sold. Tackling in different containers, repeated handling, affects the commercial quality of the fruit, causes losses and creates difficulties for sale.