Top 7 Pear Facts
1- There are over 3000 varieties of pears worldwide.
2- A medium pear has about 100 calories.
3- Although pears mature on the tree, they ripen best off the tree.
4- Pears are one of the few fruits that have an extensive history, reaching back to about 1000 B.C.
5 - Pears used to be called “butter fruit” for its soft, butter-like texture.
6- Pear tree wood is often used to construct musical instruments, furnitures & other wooden décors.
7- The first mention of the pear is found in Homer’s (9th century BC) epic poem, The Odyssey, confirming that the pear was cultivated in Greece as early as three thousand years ago.