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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
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.

From seed

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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