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Sand Pear Pyrus pyrifolia var. culta Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Sand Pear 
Scientific Name(s): Pyrus pyrifolia var. culta 
Common Name(s): Asian pear, Chinese pear, Chinese sand pear, Japanese pear, Oriental pear, nashi, nashi pear, nashi-birne, pera, poirier Japonais, sand pear, sandbirnbaum, sha li, yama-nashi 
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Related to/ Includes:  
  • Texture of pear, but firmer grittier
  • Very crisp, juicy fruit
  • Temperate
  • May also be entered under the broader category, Pome.
Season Information: No Seasonal Information available
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