Where Do Pears Grow?
The fruit of the pear tree is an iconic image throughout historic art and culture. Chinese horticulturist Feng Li speaks of grafting pear trees in 5000 B.C.E. Homer mentions pears in his 9th-century B.C.E. poem The Odyssey as a part of a garden also featuring pomegranates, apples, and figs. Many Greek philosophers of antiquity mention pears in their writings suggesting they were of importance.