Pear is one of the most important fruit crops of temperate regions. Fruits are tasty with pleasant flavour.
Fruits are a rich source of protein (0.69 g) vitamins (vit. A 0.06 mg; vit. B -0.03mg) and minerals like calcium (8 mg), phosphorus (15 mg) and iron (0.5 mg) per 100 grams of pulp. Patharnakh has become the commercial fruit crop of Punjab.