Pear Seeds - Birchleaf Pear

(Pyrus betulifolia) Zones 4 - 8. Small, deciduous tree. 

The Birchleaf Pear is a  quick growing, wild pear from northern Asia. Its cold-hardiness and disease resistance has made this tree a choice rootstock among orchardists. 

The fruit is small, only about the size of a cherry, but it will provide an autumn food source for wildlife in your area. They can also be gathered and made into jellies or bottled whole for a Mid-Winter treat.

Apple-like blossoms come on in late Spring and are just buzz with pollinators!


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 8

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium Tree 

Growth RateMedium - Slow

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: Naturally low 50 - 70%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Prefers, moist well draining loam.



SEED PRETREATMENT: 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: 90 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 on the soil surface, press into the soil. 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.

How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds

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.


  • $5.99

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