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.

Pear Recipes


Quantity recipes containing pears from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Pears Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery


Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.

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

California Pear Advisory Board.

Recipes, use and versatility, ripening information and nutritional information about pears. Also includes a history of California pears and fast facts.