Sorbus domestica
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Sorbus domestica

service berry
service tree

  family rosaceae 
  genus sorbus 

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Genus  Sorbus Species  domestica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  service berry   service tree Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S2542 Data source  GrUnFr p78
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  60' - 80' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified 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 
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  The fruit is apple or pear shaped, no larger than 1 1/4 inch in size, has spotted red-brown skin. It is very bitter when under ripe, but suitably sweet when overripe. Sorbus domestica is most frequently used dried.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Dried Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts apple or pear shaped, no larger than 1 1/4 inch in size, has spotted red-brown skin Flavor / texture  very bitter when under ripe, but suitably sweet when overripe
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Sorbus domestica to produce fruit. Service berry (in some places called service tree) probably originates from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Sorbus domestica is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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