Chinese Sand Pear, Sand Pear, Japanese Pear, Asian Pear, Oriental Pear, Chinese Pear Pyrus pyrifolia

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Botanical Name:

Pyrus pyrifolia

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Pyrus

Species:

pyrifolia

Common Name:

Chinese Sand Pear, Sand Pear, Japanese Pear, Asian Pear, Oriental Pear, Chinese Pear

Height:
20-30ft
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* They are commonly served raw and peeled.
* The fruit tends to be quite large and fragrant, and when carefully wrapped (it has a tendency to bruise because of its juiciness), it can last for several weeks or more in a cold, dry place. more...
* The average yield from wild trees in the Himalayas is 83kg per year, though some trees yield up to 200kg.
* The fruit contains about 4.9% sugars, 3.2% protein, 0.9% pectin. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov