Pyrus x salvifolia
Herb latin name: Pyrus x salvifolia
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Pyrus x salvifolia:Fruit - raw or cooked. Up to 2.5cm long.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Not known in a truly wild situation but it is found naturalized in dry open woods and on sunny slopes in W. and S. Europe.
Propagation of Pyrus x salvifolia: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. This species is a hybrid and is unlikely to breed true to type from seed.
Cultivation of the herb:Not known in a truly wild situation but it is found naturalized in dry open woods and on sunny slopes in W. and S. Europe.
Medicinal use of Pyrus x salvifolia:None known
Known hazards of Pyrus x salvifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.