If you prefer the sweetness of pears but the crunch of an apple, look no further than the Shinseiki Asian pear.
The Shinseiki pear tree is ideal for warmer climates due to its low chill hour requirement of 300-400 hours for fruit production. This cultivar is low maintenance and easy to grow and will begin heavily bearing fruit after its second year of planting.
Shinseiki Asian Pear trees are self-pollinating and feature delicious bright yellow skinned fruit that begins to ripen in late July. This asian pear variety will benefit from the addition of other pear trees planted nearby to enhance cross pollinating. The fruit is sweet and slightly tart, making it ideal for salads, pies and fresh eating.
This fruit tree prefers exposure to full sun and well draining soils. It is somewhat resistant to fire blight but can be suseptible if placed in wrong location. This pyrus variety can benefit from the addition of slow release fertilizer once a year during the growing season.
Somewhat cold hardy, it grows best in USDA growing zones 5-9. One of the earliest asian pears to be brought over to the United States. These are not bare root trees. They ship rooted in a pot with soil. The trees produce pears as early as 1-2 years after planting.
Pyrus serotina 'Shinseiki'
- Sweet, edible fruit
- Fruit has long storage life
- Low maintenance
- Heat tolerant