Herb latin name: Pyrus syriaca


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Pyrus syriaca:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is about 3cm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Tree

Height:
10 m
(33 feet)

Flowering:
April

Habitat of the herb:

Dry stony slopes, forest remnants and field edges, 500 - 2000 metres in Turkey.

Propagation of Pyrus syriaca:

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 the herb:

Dry stony slopes, forest remnants and field edges, 500 - 2000 metres in Turkey.

Medicinal use of Pyrus syriaca:

None known

Known hazards of Pyrus syriaca:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.