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Pear

Similar Names
Pyrus communis
Top Producer
China
0521 Pears
Top Exporter
China
080820 Pears and quinces, fresh
Top Importer
Russia
080820 Pears and quinces, fresh
Wholesale Prices
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$ 1.26 per kg
-3.6%
May, 2019
Jan 7
May 20
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Grades of Pear

What are the specifications of Pear? (Grades, Sizes, Colors, etc..)
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 - "Extra" Class Pears in this class must be of superior quality. The flesh must be perfectly sound, and the skin free from rough russeting. They must be free from defects with the exception of very slight superficial defects provided these do not affect the general appearance of the produce, the quality, the keeping quality and presentation in the package. The stalk must be intact. Pears must not be gritty.

- Class I Pears in this class must be of good quality. The flesh must be perfectly sound. The following slight defects, however, may be allowed, provided these do not affect the general appearance of the produce, the quality, the keeping quality and presentation in the package: a slight defect in shape; a slight defect in development; slight defects in colouring; very slight rough russeting; slight skin defects, which must not extend over more than: 2 cm in length for defects of elongated shape, 1 cm2 of total surface area for other defects, with the exception of scab (Venturia pirina and V. inaequalis), which must not extend over more than 0.25 cm2 cumulative in area, slight bruising not exceeding 1 cm2 in area. The stalk may be slightly damaged. Pears must not be gritty.

- Class II This class includes pears that do not qualify for inclusion in the higher classes but satisfy the minimum requirements specified above. The flesh must be free from major defects. The following defects may be allowed, provided the pears retain their essential characteristics as regards the quality, the keeping quality and presentation: defects in shape; defects in development; defects in colouring; • slight rough russeting; skin defects, which must not extend over more than: 4 cm in length for defects of elongated shape; 2.5 cm2 of total surface area for other defects, with the exception of scab (Venturia pirina and V. inaequalis), which must not extend over more than 1 cm2 cumulative in area; • slight bruising not exceeding 2 cm2 in area.

General Information

- U.S. No. 1 consists of pears of one variety which are mature, but not overripe, carefully hand-picked, clean, fairly well formed, free from decay, internal breakdown, scald, freezing injury, worm holes, black end, and from damage caused by hard end, bruises, broken skins, russeting, limb rubs, hail, scars, drought spot, sunburn, sprayburn, stings or other insect injury, disease, or mechanical or other means.

- U.S. Combination. A combination of U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 may be packed. When such a combination is packed, at least 50 percent of the pears in any container shall meet the requirements of U.S. No. 1.

- U.S. No. 2 consists of pears of one variety which are mature, but not overripe, carefully hand-picked, clean, not seriously misshapen, free from decay, internal breakdown, scald, freezing injury, worm holes, black end, and from damage caused by hard end, or broken skins. The pears shall also be free from serious damage caused by bruises, russeting, limbrubs, hail, scars, drought spot, sunburn, sprayburn, stings or other insect injury, disease, or mechanical or other means. 

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Product Description
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- Pear is sweet, juicy, yellow or green fruit with a round base and slightly pointed top. Pear, one of the most important fruit in the world, cultivated in all temperate-zone countries of both hemispheres. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh or is canned.

- The genus is thought to have originated in present-day Western China in the foothills of the Tian Shan, a mountain range of Central Asia, and to have spread to the north and south along mountain chains.

- Pears have been cultivated in China for approximately 3000 years. The pear was also cultivated by the Romans, who ate the fruits raw or cooked, just like apples.

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