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botanical name:
Pyrus pashia
Pyrus pashia © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Indian Wild Pear
synonyms:  Pyrus kumaoni, Pyrus variolosa
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: light brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Small deciduous tree. Thorny branches and variable, usually narrowly ovate, finely toothed leaves. White flowers open from pink-flushed buds in early spring, followed by abundant clusters of small, round, light brown fruits covered by lighter speckles.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well drained fertile loamy soil, but fairly adaptable and grows well on clay soils. Needs full sun to fruit well. Drought tolerant once well established.

propagation:
From seed

usage:
Fruits are edible.
Sometimes used in India as a rootstock for grafting cultivated pears.

other notes:
From Western China and the Himalayas

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