Trees of Morni: Himalayan Wild Pear

November 5, 2014

Himalayan Wild Pear /Mehal मेहल /Mol मोल/ Kainth कैंठ (Pyrus pashia) is a small or medium-sized deciduous Himalyan tree found at altitudes of 750 m to 2700 m with lance-like, glossy leaves with serrated edges and glossy brown, table-tennis ball sized, edible fruit covered with raised cream-white pores. The fruit is rich in minerals and ripens in November-December.The tree flowers in March-April. Its large thorns make it a popular choice for cultivation as a live fence.

Himalayan Wild Pear at Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (September)

Himalayan Wild Pear at Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (September)

Himalayan Wild Pear at Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (September) - Fruit

Himalayan Wild Pear at Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (September) – Fruit

Himalayan Pear, Cream-white pores on glossy brown fruit

Himalayan Pear, Cream-white pores on glossy brown fruit

Thorns of Himalayan Pear

Thorns of Himalayan Pear

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