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Pyrus communis - Common Pear

Pyrus communis, known as the Common pear, is a species of pear native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Belonging to the Rosaceae family, this deciduous tree is cultivated for its delicious fruits and ornamental value.

The common pear tree typically reaches heights of 8.0-12.0 meters and boasts a pyramid-shaped crown with glossy green, ovate leaves that turn vibrant shades of red and yellow in the Autumn. Its white blossoms bloom in spring, adding beauty to orchards and gardens.

The fruits of Pyrus communis are among the most popular and widely consumed pears globally. These pears are prized for their sweet, juicy flesh with a distinctive grainy texture.

Pyrus communis thrives in well-drained, fertile soil and prefers temperate climates. It requires cross-pollination for fruit production, often achieved by planting different pear varieties nearby.

FACT: There are over 3,000 pear varieties grown worldwide.
They come in various shapes, sizes, and colours, ranging from yellow-green to reddish-brown, depending on the cultivar.
They're not only enjoyed fresh but are also used in cooking, baking, preserves, and beverages.

Plant Profile

Name: Pyrus communis

Common Name: Common Pear

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 8.0-12.0m

Width: 4.0-8.0m

Demands: Full sun, shelted or partially shelted location.

Soil: Moist, well drained soil . Will tolerate dry, chalky soils.

Foliage: Fresh green, oval leaves with a pointed tip and toothed edge.

Flowers: Clusters of white flowers bloom in spring.

Pyrus communis info sheet

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