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Characteristics:
Pear was once called the "gift of the gods". Pear fruits are juicy and sweet, with a soft, oily and somewhat grainy texture, white to cream-colored interior. Pears are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper and vitamin K. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cells to fight infection, directly kills many bacteria and viruses, and regenerates vitamin E. By eating a juicy pear a day, you will also take 11.1% of the daily value of vitamin C and 9.5% of the daily value of copper. Studies show that antioxidants vitamins A, C and E are essential for the proper functioning of our eyes.
Fiber contained in fruit, lower high cholesterol levels, which is very good news for people at risk of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
It has been shown that fruits rich in fiber, protect against breast cancer women after menopause. Such fruits are apples, plums and pears.
Pears are considered a fruit, which does not cause development of allergies. With the introduction of fruits in infants diet pears are a recommended beginning.

Varieties:
Williams pear or Bartlett pear is an English variety.
The oldest evidence of the variety “Williams Chris” are from England and dating back to 1770. In 1816 the Englishman Richard Williams first presented the variety to the London society for growing fruit and horticultural crops. Richard Williams made the variety popular and contributed to its spread, so the variety was named after him. After 1828 the variety spread through France throughout Europe.
It was brought to Bulgaria in 1910 from Austria. The tree is moderately vigorous, with broad pyramidal crown, fruitful.
Its fruits are medium to large in size, elongated bell-shaped, straw-yellow, with a reddish to brownish sunny side. Fruits ripen in early September. The flesh is yellowish-white, gently melting, sweet, juicy, very aromatic, with a pleasant acid taste and excellent.
Red Williams pear - fruits ripen in the last ten days of August. They are very large and resemble the fruits of Williams pear, but are more elongated and wine red. The flesh is tender, aromatic and very good quality.
Abbot Fettel - this variety is very common in France and Italy. Its fruits are large to very large - about 180 grams, but often reach 200 to 300 grams, usually calabash-shaped, unsymmetrical. The flesh is whitish - creamy, sweet, aromatic, slightly melting and of good quality.
“Dean of the committee” fruit is very large, short pear-shaped, slightly irregular, pale yellow with rust spots and dots. The meat is juicy, melting, sweet and aromatic. Fruits acquire maturity in the third decade of September. When stored refrigerated last until late December - early January.