Is this the wild Pyrus?

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Is this the wild Pyrus?

Post by MWP admin » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:09 pm

Found this pear-tasting fruiting tree but could not tell f it is the cultivated or the wild. (or that bambinella delicious fruit) Fruit not ripe though hed the sandy palate and faintly taste like pear. Found at protected cliffs area.
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Post by MWP admin » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:10 pm

After reading Haslam, it >seems< that the leaf is 1.5 times long as broad (= wild one!)
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Post by Edwin Lanfranco » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:22 pm

Most probably a feral Pyrus communis. But rosaceous trees are notoriously difficult, especially due to widespread hybridisation and the presence of numerous cultivars and hybrids between cultivars are are often found growing in a feral state.

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:08 pm

Thanks, on the positive side I can go and pick some juicy pears from this Pyrus communis (or hybrid). I wonder if wild pears have a good taste like cultivated/commercial pears ?
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Post by HC Weber » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:55 pm

confirm Edwin, we can all name them P. communis s.l. (nice ones are in the Garden of Serenity, still with beautiful fruits- 3 days ago).

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