Pears are grown and harvested on almost every continent of the globe. The world's largest producers of pears are Italy, China and the United States. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the most familiar pear is Pyrus communis, which grows in the temperate zone of both hemispheres.Know More
The Encyclopædia Britannica notes that Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Turkey are also major pear-producing countries.
Pear fruit is soft and sweet. Pear trees come in both ornamental and fruit-bearing varieties. Pears are used in culinary applications or are served raw, but most are canned or used in desserts.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
There are many varieties of pears such as the Bosc and Anjou pear. Other popular varieties are the Bartlett pear and the Asian pear. The Comice pear and the Concorde pear aren't seen in supermarkets as often but are delicious.Full Answer >
When purchased from the market, placing unripened pears in a bowl of fruit or in a paper bag with apples and bananas results in the quickest ripening time. Apples and bananas give off ethylene, which is a natural gas that speeds up the ripening process.Full Answer >
The best time to harvest pears is when the fruit is still firm and the skin is a light green or greenish-yellow color. One indication of optimal harvesting time is when the stem of the fruit detaches easily from the branch with an upward twist.Full Answer >
The World Carrot Museum states that carrots are grown all over the world. There are many different types of carrots, and they originated in and around Afghanistan.Full Answer >