Timber. Ornamental. Edible fruits used to make liquors and jams. The wood is very hard and it is used to make furniture. Relatively fast growing.
Deciduous tree up to 12m tall with very dense crown and hermaphrodite white or cream flowers. Lanceolate leaves and brown-reddish apple or pear- like fruits.
Any soil with a preference for limestone soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.