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Seeds of Trade

 
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Product: Pears

Other products:  
   Pears belong to the category Food crops
   and originated in Eurasia

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PEARS

Pyrus communis L. (Rosaceae).

Given its scientific name by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753, from European garden plants.

Native to Europe.

Life form: long-lived tree.

Parts used: edible fruit.

Ploidy level: diploid, some cultivars triploid.

  

Specimen from Linnaeus's herbarium. Image reproduced by kind permission of The Linnean Society of London (Pyrus communis L. - Pear)