Also called 🇪🇺 🍐︎ European pear.

Part of 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to central and eastern 🇪🇺 Europe, and into southwest Asia.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA

🏛[🍎︎🍒︎🍐︎🍇︎🍓︎] State fruit of Oregon.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its 🪵 wood was used for carving, and to make wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and 🪓 tool handles.  Now used to make furniture, doors, jewelry boxes, 🎸︎ acoustic guitars, and woodwind instruments such as recorders.

🍐︎ Pears are the ☀︎ summer host for 🍄︎⚕︎ fungal disease trellis rust (TR)  Gymnosporangium sabinae.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Which then transfers to nearby juniper  genus Juniperus as the  winter host.  Then back again!

So in areas that may have this disease, do not plant these two hosts within 300 m (1000 ft) of each other!  (In most towns, 3 blocks, maybe.)
🇺🇸 In the USA, a knowledgeable person suggested those seeking an ornamental pear replacement replace this plant with native alternative linden trees American basswood or American linden  Tilia americana or ◼︎ white basswood  Tilia heterophylla.

Learn more about 🍐︎ common pear Pyrus communis

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