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Pear Fun Facts

  • Native to the northern part of Central Asia, pears have been cultivated for more than 3,000 years.
  • Pears ripen from the inside out and, unlike most fruits, continue to ripen after picking.
  • The pear causes the fewest allergic reactions of any fruit.
  • The pear is a close relative of the apple and both are members of the rose family. In fact, pears ripen more quickly if they're placed near apples, their biological "cousins."
  • Using sophisticated grafting techniques, the Romans developed more than fifty varieties of pears and introduced them into other parts of Europe.