A good Pear harvest has been reported from Nuwara Eliya.
Although Pears are not endemic to the country, in the beginning of the 70’s it was found that a natural environment suitable for Pear cultivation is found in the country. The aim was to cultivate Pears without importing. Thereafter the entire Pear cultivation was eradicated due to a Cyclone that swept through the Nuwara Eliya area. Pear cultivation was initiated once again with the intervention of the government, and the farmers are of the view that the local Pears are tastier than the imported varieties.