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!
* Germination: 50 - 70% *