A trio of pears pared to a pair of pears.
The caroub tree and the prickly pear are extensively cultivated.
The fruit of the pear is produced on spurs, which appear on shoots more than one year old.
Prickly pear (opuntia) hedges are as frequent as in Sicily.
The pear is subject to several diseases caused by fungi.
The name wooden pear is applied to the fruits of Xylomelum (nat.