Pyrus bretschneideris
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Pyrus bretschneideris

Chinese white pear

  family rosaceae 
  genus pyrus 

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Genus  Pyrus Species  bretschneideris Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Chinese white pear Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S10362 Data source  UnFruit pp197-207
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-07b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Pyrus bretschneideris can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It won't do too well if the winter temperatures are consistently above 5� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is crisp and tart like an apple but with a sweet pear-like flavor. Pyrus bretschneideris is most often used in sweets. Chinese white pear is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Cross pollination Planting style  Orchard Crop spacing  10' - 15' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Aug 01 - Nov 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  crisp and tart like an apple but with a sweet pear-like flavor
Horticulture notes  In order to produce fruit Pyrus bretschneideris needs to be cross-pollinated. Typical crop spacing is 10'. Harvesting can begin in August and continue through November.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Pyrus bretschneideris is a woody perennial. Chinese white pear is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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