Because of their many varieties and growing seasons, pears are available fresh and in abundance for most of the year including winter, when many other fruits are out of season. For a convenient alternative to fresh pears, canned and dried pears are also available year-round.
USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.
Quantity recipes containing pears from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.
Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Set of 30 fruit and vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated. Available in black & white and color.
Kids & Classroom
Games, jingles and classroom activities related to pears. A bit of nutrition information is given but does not use MyPyramid. The games are appropriate for upper elementary grades and the coloring activities for lower elementary grades. There are recipes for parents and school food service as well.
Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Pear photos include:
Pear Bureau Northwest.
Includes pear availability and growing information, recipes and health benefits. A section for educators features an educator's kit, lesson plans and activities. There is also a special section for kids.
Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Pears (PDF | 516 KB)
Ohio State University Extension.
Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving suggestions and a recipe.
California Pears: Consumer
California Bartlet Pears.
Recipes, use and versatility, ripening information and nutritional information about pears. Also includes a history of California pears and fast facts.
What Fruits & Vegetables are in Season?
Produce for Better Health Foundation. Fruits and Veggies More Matters.
Discover what fruits and vegetables are available in each season of the year.