Pyrus nivalis, commonly known as yellow pear, is a species of tree in the family Rosaceae that grows naturally from south-east Europe to western Asia. Like most pears, its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked; it has a mild sour taste. The plant is very colorful and may grow to a height of up to 10 meters and a width of about 8 meters. It is a very hardy plant that is able to withstand a small supply of water or very high or low temperatures. It may hybridize with other pears, producing, for example, Pyrus austriaca in a cross with Pyrus pyraster.
- Sansavini, Silviero (2002). Proceedings of the VIIIth International Symposium on Pear. Ferrara-Bologna, Italy: International Society for Horticultural Science. pp. 191–192.
- Information from Plants for a Future database
- Description of the Plant from Plants for a Future
- Physical Appearance at plantpress.com