If you live in northern states and still want the luxury of growing your own fruit the Shinko Asian pear tree is an ideal choice due to its ability to store well into the winter.
This cultivar features lush white blooms, grey bark and beautiful green, shiny leaves, making it an aesthetic addition to any landscape! Its golden round fruit offers a deliciously sweet, crisp taste that is great for fresh eating, desserts and canning. The sweet and juicy brown skinned pears should be picked in September and store through winter. Produces fruit abundantly for fruit trees of the 20th century in the North. It can be grown across most of the United States. Grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-9.
The Shinko Asian pear tree begins to ripen in mid-August through mid-September and is exceptionally pest and disease resistant especially to fire blight. The Shinko prefers full sun and is adaptable to a variety of soil types. This tree will require around 450 chill hours for best results and is partially self-fertile. The Shinko pear will benefit and produce better from cross pollination if planted next to other Asian pear varieties.
This tree will get up to 12-15 feet tall and wide making it an excellent choice for home gardeners with limited space. The apple pear shaped fruit will not disappoint!
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinko'
- Sweet, edible fruit
- Fruit has long storage life
- Fire blight resistant
- Cold hardy