There is nothing like the pleasure of biting into a delicious, juicy, crunchy Asian Pear! The fruit is easy to grow and very productive. They are quick to bear and all varieties are resistant to pear scab. The later ripening varieties keep a long time. Some of the later ripening Asian Pears that were kept in cold storage were still edible in May! The trees also have beautiful fall color. The trees that we are offer are grafted on Pyrus betulaefolia semi-dwarf rootstock or the hardier O.H.F. X 513 semi-dwarf rootstock. They are hardy to -25° F. The varieties are listed in ripening order.
Heavy bearer of medium large, mild, and sweet yellow fruits. Keeps well. Good disease resistance (Pseudomonas & fire blight). Hybrid of Nijeseiki X Chojuro. Shinseiki Asain Pears are self fertile. Zone 4-9.
Due to its extreme productivity, Nijisseiki Asian Pear is the most popular commercial variety. High quality, crisp, and juicy flavor. Mid-season ripening round greenish-yellow fruit. Self-fertile. Also known as Twentieth Century Asian Pear. Zone 4-9.