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How to jar pears?

What is the best way to preserve pears? If properly sealed, pear preserves can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year. A simple storage option for pear jam, butter, and chutney. Storing halved or whole preserved pears in the freezer is not recommended due to their fragile texture. Preserves can …

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How grapes reproduce?

Like many other organisms, grapes reproduce sexually. In other words, each seedling is a unique combination of the genes from a female and the genes from a male. Pollen from a male fertilizes the female ovary, and a seed develops. How do grapes grow without seeds? Adult grape plant stems are sliced diagonally and cut …

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How to prune vitex?

In winter, remove weak, twiggy growth from the center of the plant to keep it looking tidy. This is also the time to prune to encourage branching. Make cuts all the way back to a side branch whenever possible. If you must shorten rather than remove a branch, cut just above a twig or bud. …

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How make papaya jam?

Does papaya have pectin? This is because papaya typically has a lot of naturally-occurring pectin, so it is unnecessary to add more. Some fruits display lower amounts of pectin, particularly berries. How much pectin is in papaya? The papaya water-soluble fraction (WSF) isolated from the fruit pulp is mostly composed of pectin (~95%) but has …

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