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!

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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.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 


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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.

 

  • $5.99



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