Bark & Rock
Pear Swiss Figured Crown
Where: Europe and Asia
Botanical Name: Pyrus communis
Our Swiss Pear wood, also known as European Pear, is elegant and distinctive with a warm pinkish brown colour. Pear wood is prized for its silky smooth surface and its seductively understated pattern which is created by an unusually consistent and straight grain. Pear trees are native to Central and Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia.
Pear wood is valued for being unusually beautiful and it also happens to be especially resilient to splintering – thus it is used for items such as walking stick handles and kitchen utensils as well as decorative carving.
Pears are ornamental trees and most bear edible fruit, the fifth most widely picked in the world. Pears are closely related to apples, originating from the same Rosaceous family. However, unlike apples, they have no hollow at the stem and begin growing as a narrow cylinder which broadens out, and has led to the expression 'pear shape'.