Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. The Project is directed at enabling designers of ‘carbon farms’ and ‘food forests’: agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. More >>>

Follow Us:

 

Pyrus glabra - Boiss.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range W. Asia - Iran.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pyrus glabra


Pyrus glabra

 

Translate this page:

Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Pyrus glabra is a deciduous Tree. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

UK Hardiness Map US Hardiness Map

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit  Manna  Seed
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 177]. Seed - pickled[11, 177]. A manna is obtained from the trunk[2, 177].

Medicinal Uses

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.


None known

Our new book Edible Shrubs is now available.

Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil.

Read More

Edible Shrubs Book

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Prefers a good well-drained loam in full sun[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates light shade but does not fruit so well in such a position. Tolerates atmospheric pollution, excessive moisture and a range of soil types if they are moderately fertile[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200].

Temperature Converter

Type a value in the Celsius field to convert the value to Fahrenheit:

Fahrenheit:

image

The PFAF Bookshop

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees, and Woodland Gardening. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Shop Now

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, it will then usually germinate in mid to late winter. Stored seed requires 8 - 10 weeks cold stratification at 1°c and should be sown as early in the year as possible[200]. Temperatures over 15 - 20°c induce a secondary dormancy in the seed[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cyperus giganteusPiripiri, Mexican PapyrusPerennial1.5 9-11 FLMHNWeWa023
Cyperus papyrusPapyrus. Papyrus sedgePerennial5.0 9-12 FLMHNWeWa222
Pyrus acidula Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Pyrus amygdaliformis Tree10.0 5-9  LMHSNM20 
Pyrus autumnalis Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Pyrus balsanae Tree15.0 5-9  LMHSNM30 
Pyrus betulaefoliaBirch-Leaved PearTree7.5 4-8  LMHSNM21 
Pyrus bretschneideri Tree6.0 4-8  LMHSNM200
Pyrus calleryanaCallery PearTree15.0 5-9 FLMHSNM20 
Pyrus calleryana dimorphophylla Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Pyrus communisWild Pear, Common pearTree13.0 4-9 FLMHSNM213
Pyrus communis sativaPearTree5.0 4-8  LMHSNM503
Pyrus cordataPlymouth Pear, PearTree0.0 8-10 MLMHSNM20 
Pyrus elaeagnifolia Tree10.0 4-8  LMHSNDM20 
Pyrus elaeagnifolia kotschyana Tree0.0 4-8  LMHSNDM20 
Pyrus faurei Tree0.0 8-11  LMHSNM30 
Pyrus macrostipes Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Pyrus maximowicziana Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Pyrus nivalisSnow PearTree10.0 5-9  LMHSNDM20 
Pyrus pashiaIndian Wild PearTree9.0 4-8  LMHSNM31 
Pyrus persica Tree6.0 6-9  LMHSNM20 
Pyrus phaeocarpa Tree7.0 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Pyrus prematura Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Pyrus pyraster Tree7.0 5-9  LMHSNM30 
Pyrus pyrifoliaSand Pear, Chinese pearTree10.0 5-9  LMHSNM41 
Pyrus pyrifolia cultaAsian PearTree10.0 5-9  LMHSNM41 
Pyrus regellii Tree9.0 5-9  LMHSNDM20 
Pyrus salicifoliaWillow-Leaved PearTree7.5 4-8  LMHSNDM20 
Pyrus serrulata Tree10.0 5-9  LMHSNM10 
12

 

Print Friendly and PDF

Expert comment

Author

Boiss.

Botanical References

11

Links / References

For a list of references used on this page please go here

Readers comment

QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.

3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone.

Add a comment

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Pyrus glabra  
All the information contained in these pages is Copyright (C) Plants For A Future, 1996-2012.
Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567,
Web Design & Management
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified (but some can). Please view the copyright link for more information.