It has been found that pears contain the highest amount of levulose sugar than any other fruits. First cultivated in Asian and European countries, today different kinds of pears are grown in many regions of the world for commercial purposes.
Different Kinds of Pears
When we say pear, it refers to both pear fruit or the tree (scientific name Pyrus communis) bearing the same edible fruit. Based on the pear types, the growing conditions and care levels vary. Upon blooming, the fruiting pear trees look spectacular in any type of landscape design.
While purchasing pears from grocery stores or supermarket, not many of us can identify the pear variety. For your reference, the following is a brief information on some popular varieties of pears. The harvest months listed here reflect the regions Oregon and Washington in North America.
The fruit shape is round (just like an apple) and the skin color varies depending on the cultivar. Available from July through October, this sweet pear is enjoyed fresh, alone, or in salads.
Red Bartlett Pear
In contrast to yellow Bartlett pear, this one is bright red in color. Also, this red pear is a bit smaller than the yellow variety. The flesh of the ripe fruit is smooth, juicy, sweet, and has a pleasant aroma. Available from August through October, this pear is commonly used in salad and dessert recipes.
Considered to be the largest pear type, the Comice pear possesses desirable fruit characteristics, like extra juiciness and sweet flavor. It can be identified from its perfect round shape and green skin color. It is best enjoyed fresh in mixed fruit salads. You can find this sweet, juicy pear from August till March.
With so many kinds of pears, prospective buyers get confused with the particular variety. Each of the pear types tastes delicious with their unique flavors. But, avoid purchasing soft, wrinkled pears that have bruised marks. In addition to the fruit-bearing pear tree types, there are also ornamental pear trees that are grown for beautifying the landscape.