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 Encyclop��dia Britannica, the most familiar pear is Pyrus communis, which grows in the temperate zone of both hemispheres.Continue Reading
The Encyclop��dia 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