The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and pear fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Pear fun facts.

Pear Fun Facts: The pear is any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus, in the family Rosaceae. It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of these trees. Several species of pear are valued for their edible fruit, while others are cultivated as ornamental trees.

  • Asian pears were cultivated in China as early as 1134 B.C.
  • There are over 3000 varieties of pears grown around the world.
  • The first pear tree was planted in the North America in 1620 in the Massachusetts Bay colony.
  • The Chinese considered the pear, which they call “li,” to be a symbol of immortality. The destruction of a pear tree symbolized tragic or untimely death.
  • Before tobacco was introduced in Europe, pear leaves were smoked.
  • March 15th is National Pears Helene Day.
  • Most pears (about 95%) sold in the U.S. are grown on the west coast, in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.
  • The Bartlett is the most popular variety of pear in the United States.
  • Pears were used as a natural remedy against nausea in ancient Greece.

Pear Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any pear fun facts in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Pears.

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