What are Ussurian pears good for?
I collected some seed from a mature specimen at the local arboretum without knowing much about the species, but now I'm scratching my head with what to do with the seedlings. The tree itself is attractive in spring while flowering, but the fruit is apparently inedible by humans.
I have found in my readings that they are very resistant to fireblight. Can the seedlings be used as rootstock onto which other, edible pear varieties can be grafted onto? Otherwise, they'll be going out to the woods for the wildlife (will wildlife enjoy those rock-hard fruits?). Thanks.