Pear Seeds - Ussurian - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Pear Seeds - Ussurian

(Pyrus ussuriensis) Deciduous. Zones 3-7.

Ussurian Pear is the most cold-hardy of all pears, which makes it a great choice for Northern climates. 

This pear variety had been almost forgotten, but its gaining in popularity - and we can see why! It is absolutely smothered in breathtaking white flowers in Spring! Its beautiful glossy green leaves transform to brilliant shades of orange and burgundy in Fall. It's also self-pollinating! 

It's a gorgeous ornamental, but bears edible fruit too! The small, round, yellow pears are hard and bitter, but they sweeten after a hard frost and make deliciously tangy juice and jellies. 

Ussurian Pear grows quickly and reaches 35 feet at maturity. Its low canopy and spreading habit make it a great choice for a windbreak. Foraging wildlife and nesting songbirds enjoy its low, dense branches and abundant fruit. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium Tree 

Growth RateMedium - Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: Naturally lower 50 - 70%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Prefers, moist well draining loam.



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 120 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/2” deep, ideally in a peat/perlite mix. Water evenly and regularly. Prefers temperatures around 20°C for germination.   

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

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