Pear tree characteristics

What is a pear tree?

Characteristics of pear tree (Pyrus communis)

Common noun: Pear tree, Common pear

Scientific noun: Pyrus communis L.

– Synonyms: Pyrus sativa DC. = Pyrus caucasica Fed. = Pyrus pyraster (L.) Du Roi

Family: Rose family – Rosaceae

Habitat: It appears as a cultivated tree in Europe, North of Africa and Asia. It seems it is a species coming from the species Pyrus nivalis and Pyrus caucasica. It was first cultivated in East Europe and West Asia.


Drawing of flowers and leaves

Description of pear tree

Deciduous tree of the Rose family – Rosaceae, up to 10 m.

Grey erect trunk, with its bark breaking into stripes.

Ovate leaves till 10 cm, bright green above, glabrous.

White or rosy flowers, till 1,5 cm wide, gathered in corymbs from 3 to 7.

The fruit is an edible pome.

Picking-up and storing pear tree parts

Leaves must be collected in spring and will be dried in the shade; bark must be picked-up in autumn and dried in the sun.

Both must be stored in dried containers; it is advisable for the bark to place it in a air-tightened container.

Components of pear tree

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Pear tree

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This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

29 February, 2024

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