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Mespilus germanica

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mespilus (MES-pe-lus) (Info)
Species: germanica (jer-MAN-ih-kuh) (Info)

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Perennials
Trees

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Veined

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral silvio_v On Dec 21, 2010, silvio_v from Maysel, WV wrote:

this plant is growing wild in a wood thicket in southern ohio
near the town of Cadiz.on rt 22 and county rd 73...no indication that it was planted...too remote for farming land.....
SIL

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Hebron, Connecticut



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