Pear

(Pyrus communis)

Bearing in mind that there are thousands of varieties of this fruit, which is grown around the world, this must be a general description. It can be said that the majority of pears are shaped very much like a bulb. The predominant skin colour is green, but it may also be yellow, brown or red, and the pulp is white. The pear’s diameter is between 35 and 70 mm.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Pera
Spanish: Pera
English: Pear

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Seeded fruit
Scientific: Rosàcia

Varieties

Abatte, Anjou Argent, Alejandrina, Barlet, Blanquilla, Canella, Carlet, Castells, Conference, De Comice, Delbar, Devoe, Duyene du Comice, Ercolini, Flor d’Hivern General Leclerc, Gran Champion, Kaiser, Llimonera, Magallona, Max Red Barlett, Moratini, Packam’s, Passa Crassana, Premier, William’s

Nutritional value

61 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

150-200 grams (una peça mitjana)

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Pear tree

Today, it is a common fruit in all the world’s temperate zones. The main producers of the pear are Italy, the United States, Spain (Lleida, Zaragoza, Huesca, Badajoz, Alicante, La Rioja, Valencia, Murcia, Castellón), Japan, Turkey, Germany, France, Argentina and South Africa.

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