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Germination of

Pryus communis

Common Pear / European Pear: Bartlett pear, Anjou pear, Bosc pear, Comice pear, Forelle pear, Seckel pear

Pryus communis

Pryus communis: Pyrus communis, or common pear, can also be propagated from seed. To germinate the seeds, stratify them by placing them in a moist paper towel in the refrigerator for 30-60 days. After stratification, plant the seeds in a well-draining potting mix, covering them with about 1/4 inch of soil. Keep the soil moist and warm (around 70-75�F) until germination occurs, which can take up to 6-8 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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