Fruit - raw or cooked
. Up to 2.5cm long
There are no material uses listed for Pyrus x salvifolia.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Pyrus x salvifolia.
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, it will then usually germinate in mid to late winter. Stored seed requires 8 - 10 weeks cold stratification at 1°c and should be sown as early in the year as possible
. Temperatures over 15 - 20°c induce a secondary dormancy in the seed
. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. This species is a hybrid and is unlikely to breed true to type from seed.
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Prefers a good well-drained loam in full sun
. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates light shade but does not fruit so well in such a position. Tolerates atmospheric pollution, excessive moisture and a range of soil types if they are moderately fertile
. Established plants are drought tolerant
Plants are hardy to at least -15°c.
Closely related to P. nivalis.
Cultivated as a perry pear in France
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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Pyrus x salvifolia
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