Herb latin name: Pyrus phaeocarpa


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Pyrus phaeocarpa:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is up to 2cm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Tree

Height:
7 m
(23 feet)

Flowering:
May

Habitat of the herb:

Slopes, mixed hillside forests of the Loess Plateau at elevations of 100 - 1200 metres,

Other uses of Pyrus phaeocarpa:

This species is often used as stock to graft pear cultivars.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, it will then usually germinate in mid to late winter. Stored seed requires 8 - 10 weeks cold stratification at 1C and should be sown as early in the year as possible. Temperatures over 15 - 20C induce a secondary dormancy in the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year.

Cultivation of Pyrus phaeocarpa:

Slopes, mixed hillside forests of the Loess Plateau at elevations of 100 - 1200 metres,

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Pyrus phaeocarpa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.