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Pupae of the pear midge overwinter in the soil.
This important pest of pear reduces the growth and vigor of trees by sucking water and nutrients from trees, by injecting a toxin, and by transmitting the causative agent of "slow pear decline." In addition, the nymphs secrete honeydew upon which a fl sooty mold grows.
Pears are often cut from the trees by squirrels in August.
www.caes.state.ct.us /PlantPestHandbookFiles/pphP/pphpear.htm   (2934 words)

The pear is fruit tree of the genus Pyrus of the family Rosaceae (rose family) and for its fruit, a pome.
The common pear (P. communis) is one of the earliest cultivated of fruit trees, both in its native W Asia and in Europe.
Most of the pear strains grown for their sweet and juicy fruit are varieties of P. communis or of its hybrids with other species of Pyrus usually P. pyrifolia, known as the Japanese, Chinese, or sand pear and indigenous to China.
www.tricountyfarm.org /oregon_pears.asp   (552 words)

 Home Fruit Production - Pears
Climatically, pears are adapted to all areas of Texas north of a line from Corpus Christi to Laredo.
Pears are not recommended farther south, because of insufficient winter chill, although two low chill Florida varieties - Hood and Flordahome - merit testing by pear enthusiasts in extreme south Texas.
Pears bloom early and blossoms are subject to spring freeze damage, which occurs most often on pears planted in low areas (valleys, along streams, etc).
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /extension/homefruit/pear/pear.html   (2519 words)

The common pear is native to Europe; the Chinese sand pear is native to the Orient.
Pear cooking and smoking is very similar to apple.
Pear is a common smoking wood used by many.
www.charliechucksfruitwood.com /Pear.htm   (186 words)

 Chapter 5: Tree Fruits & Nuts and Exotic Tree Fruits & Nuts
All of the important pears growing in the United States, referred to as the French or European types, belong to P. communis L., except a few hybrids such as the 'Kieffer' and 'Le Conte', which are crosses between P.
Although Hedrick (1921) stated that thousands of cultivars of pears are grown in Europe and the United States, the 'Bartlett', 'Williams', or 'Williams Bon Chretien', a European cultivar, is probably the most widely grown pear in the world (Griggs and Iwakiri 1954).
Pear flowers are at least 1 inch in diameter, pure white, and in simple clusters (fig.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap5/pear.html   (1978 words)

 Pear Butter - Allrecipes
Place pears into a large pot over medium heat, and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot and keep them from sticking, about 1/2 cup.
Press pears through a sieve or food mill, and measure out 2 quarts of the pulp.
Pour the pear pulp and sugar into a large saucepan and stir to dissolve sugar.
allrecipes.com /recipe/pear-butter/detail.aspx   (447 words)

 PEAR :: The PHP Extension and Application Repository
PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.
In case you need support for PEAR in general or a package in special, we have compiled a list of the available support resources.
If you have been told by other PEAR developers to sign up for a PEAR website account, you can use this interface.
pear.php.net   (176 words)

 Pear scab - Venturia pirina
Sometimes called fl spot, pear scab resembles apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) in nearly all respects, and is caused by the closely related fungus, V.
Pear cultivars differ in susceptibility to scab; however, cultivars resistant in one region of the country may not be resistant in another region.
Leaf infection of pear is not as common as apple scab on apple leaves.
www.caf.wvu.edu /kearneysville/disease_descriptions/ompearsc.html   (915 words)

This classic, original elixir, one of France's great liqueurs along with Grand Marnier and Bénédictine, is a blend of Brillet Cognac and the essence of Williams pears (Poires Williams) grown in the Alsace region of France.
The perfectly matured pears, personally selected by Jean-Louis Brillet, were picked at their peak of ripeness, macerated, then blended with fine Brillet Cognac.
Pecsetes Pear Brandy is a liqueur with a scent and taste reminding of the fruit.
www.internetwines.com /spirits-liqueur-pear.html   (1392 words)

 Pears - USA Pears
Pears are a unique fruit that ripen best off the tree (without getting technical, pears that ripen on the tree will be gritty), they are meant to be ripened after purchase.
If you are faced with a bunch of hard pears, follow this easy 1, 2, 3 process to get your pears to their ripe and juicy perfection.
Pears are a good source of Vitamin C, potassium and Dietary fiber yet they have no-cholesterol and are low-calorie with only 100 calories per serving.
www.usapears.com /pears   (547 words)

 Pear Tree
Among the Pears of the sixteenth century were the Popering Pear, mentioned by Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, probably a Flemish variety, named from Popering in Flanders, and possibly introduced by Leland the antiquary, who was made Rector of Popering by Henry VIII.; and the Warden or Lukewards Pear.
In this month the young foliage has made rapid strides, so that, though the flowers of the Pear are as "precocious" in their first appearance on the bare branches as those of the Blackthorn, the white mass of bloom is soon relieved by a delicate background of tender green.
A more universal distinction in structure between the fruits of the two species is the presence in that of the Pear only of the well-known "grittiness," due to small clusters of cells, thickened with woody deposits in their walls, which are scattered throughout the fleshy part of the fruit.
www.2020site.org /trees/pear.html   (1422 words)

 Asian Pear
There is confusion with the name "apple pear," as it may lead people to believe that the Asian pear is a cross between apples and pears.
European pears are usually harvested in a green stage and allowed to ripen at room temperature.
The chilling requirement of Asian pears is thought to be in the range of 900 to 1000 hours, although some studies show that certain cultivars may do well at less than this amount.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1352.htm   (1116 words)

 Pear necessities - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pears are perfect companions for a cheese course, particularly one featuring a blue variety.
He lovingly describes his favorite part of spreading the pear butter on the bread: "There develops in front of the spoon an interface at the leading edge of the pear butter where it begins to mix with the melted, broken butter.
In northern Germany, she says, pears are added to eel for soup; in Italy, they go with thinly sliced fresh fennel; and "everywhere" they are partnered with blue cheese.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/living/fooddrink/s_477565.html   (2039 words)

I have a Monterrey pear tree which I dearly love except for the fact that fl leaves and flened, dead branches appear on it every year.
Applications before, during and after bloom are necessary since all pear blooms do not open simultaneously and to insure that the bacteria will be killed when the dirty-footed bees, which spread the fire blight bacteria visit.
Pears remaining on the tree too long ripen poorly and have poorer texture and flavor.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/fruit/pear.html   (1153 words)

 California Backyard Orchard: Pear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Of all the deciduous fruit tree species, pears are the most tolerant of wet soil conditions.
Pears are the most pest-ridden of all fruit trees and require the most sprays to keep clean.
Pear trees grow very large, requiring a 18x18 ft spacing, without dwarfing rootstock or summer pruning.
homeorchard.ucdavis.edu /Pear.shtml   (425 words)

 Speed PHP application development by using PEAR
PEAR is a code library that can reduce development time by supplying prewritten classes for standard functionality.
PEAR was created to provide a standardized means for developers to share PHP code and to promote use of reusable code.
All PEAR packages adhere to strict coding guidelines regarding syntax and readability conventions and consist of PHP or PHP extensions written in C. Stig Bakken founded PEAR in late 1999.
builder.com.com /5100-6374-1045409.html   (406 words)

 Pear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The English word pear is probably from Common West Germanic *pera, probably a loanword of Vulgar Latin pira, the plural of pirum, which is itself of unknown origin.
The Willow-leafed Pear (Pyrus salicifolia) is grown for its attractive slender, densely silvery-hairy leaves.
It is also used for wood carving, and as a firewood to produce aromatic smoke for smoking meat or tobacco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pear   (471 words)

 The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR)
The subjects in the PEAR experiments tried to use their minds to produce more zeros (or ones, depending on the assignment).
A couple of sentences later, Radin gives a more precise rendering of "about 51 percent" by noting that the overall effect was "just under 51 percent." Similar results were found with experiments where people tried to use their minds to affect the outcome of rolls of the dice, according to Radin.
According to John McCrone, "Operator 10," believed to be a PEAR staff member, "has been involved in 15% of the 14 million trials, yet contributed to a full half of the total excess hits" (McCrone 1994).
skepdic.com /pear.html   (981 words)

 Desert Lil's Delicacies: Prickly Pear Sweets & Treats - DesertUSA
The fruit of these cultivated prickly pear cactus is a common delicacy in Mexico and is sold in markets as "tuna." While all prickly pear cactus are of the genus Opuntia, the non-native Opuntia megacantha is one of the tastiest and most popular.
The flat-jointed paddles of the prickly pear are not leaves, but an adaptation of a stem from which the fruit grows.
The prickly pear fruit normally ripens and is ready for harvest during the late summer and early fall months.
www.desertusa.com /magoct97/oct_pear.html   (830 words)

 Pear Tree
A flowering pear tree can add beauty and value to your home.
This popular cultivar of Callery Pear has been widely planted for its uniform, oval shape and beautiful (though foul-smelling) white spring flowers.
Use this guide to check the shape and color as well as the season for the most available pear varieties.
www.bhg.com /home/Pear-Tree.html   (183 words)

 Spiced Pear Butter
Combine pears and apple juice in a large pot.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour until pears are tender.
Mash pears or process in food processor until smooth.
www.culinarycafe.com /Sauces-Marinades/Spiced_Pear_Butter.html   (117 words)

 PEAR Magazine
Certainly there is many good reasons for using PEAR coding standards, Demian find that the most convincing reason to use the file naming convention, which means that a class located in your include path like Foo/Bar/Baz.php is called Foo_Bar_Baz, is the ability to take advantage of PHP 5's __autoload magic method.
I was reading last night an excellent article about the state of the PEAR project by the PEAR contributor AARON wormus in the latest phparch edition September 2006.
PEAR 1.4.7 have been released with many minor bug fixes, a recommanded to upgrade version and the most stable version of PEAR yet released.
pear.phpmagazine.net   (1398 words)

 Prickly Pear Cactus - DesertUSA
The fruits of most prickly pears are edible and sold in stores under the name "tuna." Prickly pear branches (the pads) are also cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
Both fruits and pads of the prickly pear cactus are rich in slowly absorbed soluble fibers that may help keep blood sugar stable.
Prickly pear cactus are found in all of the deserts of the American Southwest, with different species having adapted to different locale and elevation ranges.
www.desertusa.com /magoct97/oct_pa/du_prkpear.html   (592 words)

 R. D. Nelson's homepage
Until his retirement in 2002, he served as the coordinator of experimental work in the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab, directed by Robert Jahn in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering/Applied Science, Princeton University.
The GCP is an international, multi-laboratory collaboration (independent from the PEAR program) that maintains a network of random event generators (REGs) around the world that send data continuously over the Internet to a server in Princeton, NJ.
You may be interested in a publication list of reprints and technical notes from the PEAR lab.
www.princeton.edu /~rdnelson   (601 words)

 ONLamp.com -- Pear::DB Primer
This is the objective of the PEAR::DB library, which is a part of the PEAR project.
This C version of PEAR is still in the very early stages of development, and doesn't contain any database-related routines.
Caching PHP Programs with PEAR -- PHP scripts are compiled and HTML is generated each time a web page is requested.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/php/2001/11/29/peardb.html   (970 words)

 The PEAR Installer Manifesto
PEAR stands for PHP Extension and Application Repository, and its primary purpose is to support code re-use.
The plug-in system is used to manage templates, and the PEAR Installer is used to manage the details of querying the remote server for templates, handling dependencies between versioning, and doing the actual installation process as well.
The book is not just for PHP developers who want to understand how the PEAR Installer works, and what it can do for them, but more generally for PHP developers seeking a better way to deploy their applications and manage updates.
www.packtpub.com /PEAR-Installer/book   (1016 words)

 ONLamp.com -- An Introduction to PEAR
While PEAR is still pretty much a work in progress, the PEAR installer and the PEAR site for instance, will probably grow a lot in the coming months.
There is a lot of talk on the main PHP Core Developer mailing list of using PEAR in the upcoming releases to host the growing number of C extensions and also to use the PEAR installer as a front-end tool for users to download and install extensions into PHP.
Right now, the PEAR packages and libraries are being stored in the same CVS tree as PHP itself, which causes problems managing both the PHP main repository and developers and PEAR's own repository and developers.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/php/2001/05/24/pear.html   (633 words)

 pear — FactMonster.com
Most of the pear strains grown for their sweet and juicy fruit are varieties of
)—are cultivated as ornamentals, and pear wood, hard and dense, is used to a limited extent in cabinetmaking.
Sir Peter Pears - Pears, Sir Peter, 1910–86, English tenor.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/sci/A0837980.html   (325 words)

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