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Oregon State Fruit:

Pears on the tree - click to see all food symbols
Photo of pears on the tree courtesy USDA ARS Image Gallery:
Fruits & Veggies. See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Pear

Oregon designated the pear (Pyrus communis) as the official state fruit in 2005. Oregon produces a variety of pears including Comice, Anjou, Bosc, and Bartlett.

Pears are the top-selling tree fruit crop in Oregon. Pears grow particularly well in the Rogue River Valley and along the Columbia River near Mt. Hood.

Pears are thought to have originated in present-day western China and have been cultivated since antiquity (pears are mentioned in the oldest Greek writings, and they were cultivated by the ancient Romans). Today there are over 20 recognized primary species of pears. plus about 10 subspecies and naturally occuring hybrids.

Source:
State Symbols: Oregon Blue Book
Pear: Wikipedia.org
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All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays

    

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