While pearwood is the common term for commercial and veneer, especially in the United States, other names include: wild pear and choke pear, alligator pear
, dogwood pear, Chinese pear, white pear, Nigerian pear, elsbeere, and "native" pear, which grows in western Australia.
Identifiable by its thin, tough, green rind and somewhat watery flesh, the alligator pear
was cultivated in the United States as far back as 1766, when it reportedly thrived in St.
Which fruit, also called the alligator pear
, takes its name from a native word for testicle?
Of course, in cooler months there's no short supply of those bright green and tasty "alligator pears
" from the southern part of our state.
Due to its shape and bumpy texture, Guatemalan avocados were sometimes referred to in the early [20.sup.th] century as "alligator pears
Sometimes called "alligator pears
" because of their leathery skin, avocados are the fruit of the genus Persea which is a member of the laurel family.
In Louisiana, avocados are known as "alligator pears
" because of their leathery skin.