Pears: 10 Interesting Facts About The Fruit

Pears: 10 Interesting Facts About The Fruit

Oct 28th 2016

Curious about pears? Here are 10 interesting facts about the sweet fruit.

10 Pear Facts:

  1. There are over 3000 varieties of pears worldwide.
  2. The majority of pears sold in the United States are grown on the west coast, mainly Oregon and Washington.
  3. The United States is one of the largest producers of pears in the world.
  4. A medium pear has about 100 calories.
  5. Although pears mature on the tree, they ripen best off the tree.
  6. Every United States pears are picked by hand.
  7. Pears are one of the few fruits that have an extensive history, reaching back to about 1000 B.C.
  8. Pears used to be called “butter fruit” for its soft, butter-like texture.
  9. Pears are a part of the rose family.
  10. Pear tree wood is often times used to construct musical instruments, furniture, and other wooden décor.

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