Is the fruit of a pyrus calleryana edible to humans?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hi, Nana: Pyrus calleryana are commonly known as a Callery Pear or Bradford Pear, which is the most common cultivar. These ornamental trees are not native and certainly have their issues, but they are grown for the abundant white spring flowers. Some trees produce little round clusters of pears that are hard and bitter. The fruit is not considered edible or something that is grown for harvesting purposes. Birds, squirrels, and other animals enjoy them when other food is not available.
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