Q: Is a pear any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus /ˈpaɪrəs/? ¶
A: Yes, and in the family Rosaceae.
Q: Are pears optimally stored refrigerated? ¶
A: Yes, and uncovered in a single layer, where they have a shelf life of 2 to 3 days.
Q: Is a pear produced on spurs? ¶
A: Yes, and which appear on shoots more than one year old.
Q: Is a pear normally propagated by grafting a selected variety onto a rootstock? ¶
A: Yes, and which may be of a pear variety or quince.
Q: Is a pear ripe? ¶
A: Yes, and sweet, and juicy.
Q: Is a pear green but dry and hard? ¶
A: Yes, and only edible after several hours of cooking.
Q: Are pears consumed fresh? ¶
A: Yes, and canned, as juice, and dried.
Q: Are pears deciduous? ¶
A: Yes, but one or two species in southeast Asia are evergreen.
Q: Are pears allowed to ripen on the tree? ¶
Q: Is a pear valued for their edible fruit and juices? ¶
A: Yes, while others are cultivated as ornamental trees.
Q: Are pears ripe when the flesh around the stem gives to gentle pressure? ¶
Q: Was a pear also cultivated by the Romans? ¶
A: Yes, and who ate the fruits raw or cooked, just like apples.
Q: Is a pear native to coastal and mildly temperate regions of the Old World? ¶
A: Yes, and from western Europe and north Africa east right across Asia.
Q: Are pears grown worldwide? ¶