Pear


Known as pyrus communis, It is one of pomaceus fruit of the trees and also the rose family of plants (rosaceae). Originated from Europe and Asia, native to coastal and mildly temperate regions. Pears are very closely related to the apples. They are usually harvested when they are almost ripe. Pear has to come off when lifted vertically, with the last races be kept for months at dark place. By 2013, pear world's total production is at 25.2 million metric tonnes with China producing 68.6% of world's total production.

Characteristics

Pear shaped, but similar to apple

Small in size

Ovalish shape

Smooth skin

Striking yellowish-green freckled skin

Sweet juicy yellowish tanned colour

Narrow towards the stalk

 

Uses:

  • Eaten fresh, canned as juice or dried
  • Juice for jellies and jams
  • Desserts
  • Small Cooking pears
  • Dinner side dish