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Wild pear (Pyrus pyraster)

Wild pear (Pyrus pyraster)
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2.38 € *
Base Price 0.12 €/ seed
apx. $2.82
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4 €
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Availability
in stock
Item number
1291
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.
Specialties:
Needs cold for germination
Botanical name:
P. communis subsp pyraster, Pyrus pyraster
Group:
Seeds
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Description

The wild pear is a very rare tree which occurs naturally in warm, nutrient-rich sites around Central Europe. In fact, in some countries it is listed as part of the endangered species. It is the ancestors of many cultivated varieties of pears.


The wild pear tree's ecological benefits for all kinds of wildlife is substantial. Insects love the flower nectar and hedgehogs, dormice, martens and badgers like its fruit. In mythology the wild pear is often the tree which attracts dragons, demons and witches.

Another highly appreciated product of the wild pear is its very heavy and dense wood, which has a reddish color and is highly sought after for carving and wood turning.

Contents: about 10 wild pear seeds
Sowing and cultivation

The wild pear grows a shrub and can reach the size of a tree. Loves warm slightly moist (but not waterlogged) locations. Seeds germinate best after a 3-month cold treatment at about 1 ° C (stratification) or if sown outdoors in a protected location (germination often takes months).

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
rosaceae
Plant height approx.:
2–20 m
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
Pink, White
Flowering period :
April, May
Location:
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial, Vivacious

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
April, May
Germination time in days:
Irregular

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Holzbirne, Wildbirne
English names:
European wild pear
French names:
Poirier sauvage
Spanish names:
Peral silvestre
Italian names:
Perastro, Pero selvatico

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