Herb latin name: Docynia indica
Synonyms: Docynia hookeriana, Docynia rufifolia, Malus docynioides, Pyrus indica, Pyrus rufifolia
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Docynia indica:Fruit. The fully ripe fruit is edible. It is eaten when half ripe. The fruit is about 5cm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Open places to elevations of 2000 metres in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Slopes, streamsides and thickets at elevations of 2000--3000 metres in western China.
Other uses of Docynia indica:Wood - hard, close and even grained.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of Docynia indica:Open places to elevations of 2000 metres in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Slopes, streamsides and thickets at elevations of 2000--3000 metres in western China.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Docynia indica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.