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Asian Pear, Oriental Pear
Scientific Name: Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm. f.) Nak.
Synonym: Pyrus serotina
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, pyramidal shaped, up to 30 feet tall (9 m), except when grafted on dwarfing rootstock; elliptic leaves, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm)

Watering Needs:


Selected Varieties
Variety Zones (Sunset) Season Mature
Zone 13
20th Century 2-21,32-41 M   Medium to large fruit with greenish yellow skin.
Shinseiki 2-21,32-41 M June Medium to large fruit with yellow skin. Flesh is creamy white and firm. Juicy, sweet, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Easy to grow. Keeps well. Harvest June in the desert. Bright yellow skin. Vigorous, heavy bearing. Chilling requirement of 350-400 hours.
Yakumo 2-21,32-41 Mid June Early harvest, before Shinseiki. Slight tapered neck, instead of round shape of other Japanese pears. Very nice quality - sweet, juicy, refreshing. Crisp like apple when ripe. Chilling requirement of 450 hours. Pollenizer required.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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