Citrus fruits are those which come from a specific family of trees, namely the flowering plants of the rue family. These fruits are known for their sour or astringent taste, and are some of the most popular types of fruits. Oranges, lemons, and limes are some of the more well known citrus fruits, but there are many others which people are less familiar with.
But what about pears? Are pears a citrus fruit?
No, technically speaking pears are not citrus fruits. This is surprising to many people who think that pears share taste characteristics with citrus fruits, but the pear fruit actually come from an entirely different kind of tree that is non-citrus.