Beautiful tree laden with fruit this year. I've just been reading about ripening them with ethylene producing fruit like apple in a paper bag, which is new to me, we usually just wait til the first frost and then they go all gooey and lose the astrigency. this year there are so many i would like to start eating them soon so will give the paper bag a go tomorrow. Tried the freezer way 2 weeks ago and it didn't work but maybe that was too early. What do you do with yours?