- Pears have been grown for a long time. France and Belgium were the first to grow pears as a harvested crop. Pears were valued for their flavor, texture and long storage life.
- They are a good source of Vitamin C which is essential for metabolism, healing and guarding against infectious diseases.
- Pears ripen better off the tree and from the inside out.
- California is #1 for growing Bartlett pears and #2 in pear production, growing 32% of all pears grown in the United States.
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