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Pear at the end of August ...

View of pears and green leaves, in the yard of a friend.
Pear (Pyrus) is a genus of woody plants from the family Rosaceae, whose fruits of the same name are used in human nutrition. Species of this genus grow in temperate regions of Europe, Asia and Africa. The trees are of medium height, mostly deciduous, with simple and alternately arranged leaves. The fruit is a special form of berry - pomum.
"Wild" species of the genus Pyrus can hybridize, similar to other genera in the apple subfamily, but the natural habitats of these species do not overlap and thus the occurrence of hybridization was prevented. With the Neolithic expansion of agriculture, people artificially brought "wild" species into contact and began domestication. There are two names for domesticated domestic pears - Pyrus communis European and Pyrus pyrifolia Far Eastern.
These two species originated through two independent processes of domestication, before 500 BC. Some cultivars of European domestic pear may have been created by hybridization.
Pears are also used to make very high-quality pear brandy, and the most famous pear brandy is made from the William brandy. In addition to brandy, pears are also used to prepare compotes, jams, marmalades, sweets, as well as an addition to various fruit cakes and pies.

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- pears and green leaves.

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