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All About Pear

Latin name Pyrus communis L

There is much speculation about the origins of the pear. Evidence suggests that the fruit existed in pre-historic times. The pear is now cultivated in temperate climates around the world. There are more than 5,000 varieties of pear that come in varying shapes, sizes and colours. The pear is commonly eaten fresh as well as being used within jellies and jams

Fruit fact...

There are more than 5,000 varieties of pear that come in varying shapes, sizes and colours. The pear is commonly eaten fresh as well as being used within jellies and jams.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

July, August, September, October

Southern Hemisphere

February, March

Significant countries of origin

Spain, Italy, Poland South Africa, Chile, Argentina