White Pear Facts

Pyrus bretschneideri commonly known as White pear,  ya pear or pearple or Chinese white pear, is an interspecific hybrid species of pear native to North China, where it is widely grown for its edible fruit. They are a small, deciduous tree that grows mainly in sunny location along with well-drained, loamy soils. It is often cultivated on slopes. They are most often eaten raw or canned, and can also be dried or processed into juice or alcoholic beverages like cider and perry. Various recipes include white pears as one of their main ingredients. This includes salads, cakes and sweets. Sweet pears are highly refreshing and filling. They are also very high in fiber, and may have benefits for weight loss.

Name White Pear
Scientific Name Pyrus bretschneideri
Native Northern and northwestern China
Common/English Name Chinese White Pear, Crisp Chinese Pear, Duck Pear, White Pear, Ya Pear, Ya Li Pear
Name in Other Languages German : Weiße Birne
Chinese : Ba-Li
Plant Growth Habit Small, deciduous tree
Growing Climate Grow in sunny location
Soil Well-drained, loamy soils. It is often cultivated on slopes.
Plant Size 5–8 m tall
Branchlets Stout hairy branchlets.
Leaf Alternate on 2.5–3 cm long petioles, lamina ovate or elliptic-ovate, 5–11 × 3.5–6 cm, both surfaces tomentose when young, soon glabrescent, base obtuse to broadly cuneate, margin spinulose-serrate, apex acuminate.
Flower White, floccose, glabrescent, 2–3.5 cm in diameter, pedicels

1.5–3 cm long, hypanthium cupular, slightly pubescent, sepals caducous, glabrous, petals white, ovate, 1.2–1.4 × 1–1.2 cm, base shortly clawed, apex rounded.

Fruit Shape & Size Pome, ovoid to sub globose 2.5–4 cm diameter, 4- or 5-loculed,
Fruit Color Yellow, with fine dots
Flesh Color White, gritty, juicy and crisp
Taste Mild, sweet
Health Benefits
  • Skin, Hair, and Eyes Health
  • Bone Health
  • Inflammation Reduction
  • Birth Defects
  • Improved Circulation and Red Blood Cell Count
  • Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
  • Heart health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Immune System Health
  • Antioxidant Activity
  • Digestion and Intestinal Health
  • Weight Loss