Pear And Pineapple Month

October is observed for a lot of food-related observances, but one of the oddest, at least in our opinion, is Pear and Pineapple Month. As the name suggests, this month celebrates both pears and pineapples, which at first seemed like a strange combination to us.

However, our view on the subject changed when we realized that pears and pineapples are used together in many recipes. There’s Pear and Pineapple Jam, Pineapple Pear Strudel, and even Pineapple and Pear Smoothies. So, we guess that we stand corrected. Now all that’s left to do is for us to grab some pears and pineapples and see what we can create over the next 31 days.

The History of Pear and Pineapple Month

Okay, we’re not entirely sure where this month came from. One day, it just appeared on the Internet, and we’re not entirely sure why. Was this month created because people have been using more pears and pineapples together in their recipes?

Or, was this month created because both fruits begin with the letter “p”? We’re not entirely sure, but we believe that this month is one that’s fairly recent and probably didn’t exist before 2018.

Facts About Pears and Pineapples

Okay, let’s go over a few facts about these two fruits that we feel are as sweet as Pear and Pineapple Month. So without wasting any more time, let us introduce the following facts below for your consideration.

  • Across the globe, there are over 3,000 varieties of pears.
  • A medium pear contains approximately 100 calories.
  • The original name for pears was “butter fruit.” It was so named because of its soft texture.
  • Pears are actually part of the rose family.
  • The U.S. is one of the largest producers of pears in the world.
  • A pineapple can take up to three years to mature into a plant.
  • A pineapple plant can produce fruit for up to 50 years.
  • Unfortunately, a single pineapple plant can only produce one pineapple per year.
  • Three out of four pineapples sold in Europe are grown in Costa Rica.

Observing Pear and Pineapple Month

Now that some unknown person has designated October as Pear and Pineapple Month, it’s time for everyone to celebrate this month in their own way. For us, that means making cocktails from this fruit combination.

After all, we found a ton of pear and pineapple cocktails, including the Babylon Cocktail, the Pear Martini, and Pear Pineapple Spiced Rum Cider. Sounds delicious. While we’re enjoying these adult beverages, we’ll be sure to also use the hashtag #PearAndPineappleMonth on social media as well.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
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