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Sand Pears

Asian pears, also known as "sand" pears for their slightly gritty texture, are different from the pears you'll find in the grocery store. They're rounder and have crisper texture, giving them their other common name, "apple pear." Asian pears can be grown successfully in North Florida and once established, they're also drought tolerant.

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Photo of Asian pears by Michael Micheletti

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