Celebrating the Pear! It’s Oregon’s State Fruit!

If someone asked you if you know what Oregon’s state fruit is would you be able to answer?   It’s the pear!

Combined, Washington and Oregon comprise the nation’s largest pear producing region. They produce approximately 88% of all fresh pears grown in the United States, and more than 96% of all winter pears (non-Bartlett varieties such as Bosc and Anjou). They also account for 92% of America’s fresh pear exports.

There are ten varieties of pears in the U.S.  That includes Anjou, Bosc, Red Anjou,  Green Anjou, Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Comice, and Starkrimson.  Concorde, Forelle, Seckell,

Over 900 family farms are part of Pear Bureau Northwest.  You can here more here:

Fresh pears are a delicious and popular fruit choice among consumers of all ages and worldwide consumption of USA Pears is increasing every year.  A medium pear has about 100 calories, and has 21% of your daily fiber, 8% of Vitamin C, and 4% potassium needed per day.

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