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common name: Indian Wild Pear
synonyms: Pyrus kumaoni, Pyrus variolosa
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
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.
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.
Fruits are edible.
Sometimes used in India as a rootstock for grafting cultivated pears.
From Western China and the Himalayas