Wild Pear, Almond-leaved Pear (Pyrus amygdaliformis) Is a deciduous shrub or lower tree of the rose family (Rosaceae). It grows up to 6 m in height, the canopy is irregular, round, dense. The root system is strong, deep, and well-branched.
Wild Pear, Almond-leaved Pear (Pyrus amygdaliformis) Is a deciduous shrub or lower tree of the rose family (Rosaceae). It grows up to 6 m in height, the canopy is irregular, round, dense. The root system is strong, deep, and well-branched. The branches are covered with thorns, the bark is reddish, longitudinally, and transversely cracked, about 1 cm thick. Young shoots are brown, initially densely hairy, later bare.
The buds are small, only about 2 mm long, covered with dark gray to dark brown scales that are finely hairy and pointed. The leaves are alternate, elongated elliptical, 3-8 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, acuminate, entire-edged or finely serrated, dark green on the face, the back is grayish, finely hairy, located on thin petioles about 1-3 cm long.
The flowers are bisexual, unisexual, about 2 cm in size, clustered 5-12 in clustered inflorescences, the corolla is built of 5 white petals. It blooms in April and May.
The fruits are round, hard, initially green, later yellow-brown, 2-3 cm in size, located on short stalks. They ripen in October, their seeds are black, flat, about 5-6 mm long.
It is widespread in southern and southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. We have it along the Adriatic, in Istria, the coast, and Dalmatia. It grows in warm, sunny, and semi-shady places, in thickets, in deciduous forest clearings, in meadows, in the maquis.
Drought-resistant, weaker to low temperatures, binds the soil well and protects it from erosion. It is slow-growing, it has good shoots from stumps. It is sometimes used as a substrate for grafting fruit trees.
The fruits are edible, they have a sweet-sour taste. They can be dried and used as a tea or processed as desired.
V 114 (5 S)
Handpicked seeds ?
Organic Seeds ?
Pretreatment of sowing ?
Soak in water before sowing 12-24 h
Stratification needed: Yes
Sowing depth ?
Sowing depth 5 mm
Perennial plant : Yes
Resistant to cold and frost ?
Cold resistant: to −40 °C
Plant is suitable for growing ?
The plant is suitable for growing on a balcony-terrace
The plant is suitable for outdoors cultivation