Herb latin name: Pyrus regellii
Synonyms: Pyrus heterophylla
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Pyrus regellii:Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is about 3cm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry stony slopes, rocks, sometimes in valleys on deeper moist soils, 1000 - 2000 metres.
Other uses of Pyrus regellii:Used as a rootstock.
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 1°C and should be sown as early in the year as possible. Temperatures over 15 - 20°C 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 regellii:Dry stony slopes, rocks, sometimes in valleys on deeper moist soils, 1000 - 2000 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Pyrus regellii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.