Herb latin name: Pyrocydonia danielii

Synonyms: Pyronia danielii

Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Edible parts of Pyrocydonia danielii:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Fully ripe fruits are crisp and juicy and the flavour is rather pear-like, though of inferior quality to most pears.

Description of the plant:


5 m
(16 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Propagation of Pyrocydonia danielii:

Seed. A bigeneric hybrid, it will not breed true from seed even if fertile seed is produced. If by chance you do obtain seed, then it is best sown 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 cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of softwood in early summer, treated with rooting hormone and rooted in a closed case with bottom heat. Grafting onto Pyrus communis.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Pyrocydonia danielii:

None known

Known hazards of Pyrocydonia danielii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.