Category talk:Pyrus pyrifolia

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Confusion with Pyrus bretschneideri[edit]

It seems that there is some confusion with the Ya pear (Category:Pyrus_bretschneideri). One photo shows a pear bearing a produce sticker with the PLU code 4890, which is the code for the Ya pear (P. pyrofolia is denoted by PLU 4408). Several other photos show fruits with an elongated shape more characteristic of the Ya pear than the round shape of P. pyrofolia. It seems that "nashi" is being used as a common name for both of these pears from Asia in several European languages (two of the questionable photos have German and Czech captions), much as "Asian pear" is used for both species in English speaking countries. Plantdrew (talk) 05:05, 5 June 2013 (UTC)