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
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 >
Plums grow in all climates except the most extreme. There are three categories of plum trees: European, Japanese and American hybrid. Each category grows best in different climates.Full Answer >
Crops grown in Rhode Island include potatoes, apples, hay, sweet corn and greenhouse/nursery products. Rhode Island is a small state without much arable land, but more than 50 percent of the state's agricultural income is from the sales of sod, shrubs, ornamental trees and plants. Sweet corn is responsible for about 6 percent of the state's agricultural revenue.Full Answer >
Watermelons grow in warm climates, but they can also be nurtured in cooler temperatures, according to VegetableGardener.com. The watermelon's origin remains unclear, but Southern Italy and Africa are suspected to be the fruit's original homes. Watermelons can grow on continents around the world. WhichCountry.com notes that watermelon is mostly consumed in China, and more than 1,200 types of watermelon are harvested in 96 countries.Full Answer >