Herb: Willow-Leaved Pear
Latin name: Pyrus salicifolia
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Willow-Leaved Pear:Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is about 2 - 3cm long. Harsh and of no value. The fruit is nice when it has been bletted.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry stony sites, forest edges etc.
Other uses of Willow-Leaved Pear:Plants have extensive root systems and can be used for binding sands.
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 Willow-Leaved Pear:Dry stony sites, forest edges etc.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Pyrus salicifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.