Shinko Asian Pear Tree

Shinko Asian Pear Tree

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  • Sweet

  • edible fruit

  • Fruit has long storage life

  • Fire blight resistant

  • Cold hardy

Regular price $124.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Best Pear Tree for Home Gardens!

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 Pyrus pyrifolia cultivar features lush white blooms in spring, grey bark, and beautifully green, shiny leaves, thus making it an aesthetic addition to any landscape! Its golden brown 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 early to mid September and stored through winter at room temperature. They are ready to eat when the large fruit smells sweet and feels softer to the touch. The pears may bruise easily and have a sweet and juicy taste that is slightly nutty.

Produces medium size 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 pear tree begins to ripen in mid-August through mid-September. It is exceptionally pest and disease resistant especially to fire blight.

The Shinko prefers full sun and is adaptable to a variety of soil types but prefers well drained soil. A slow release fertilize applied to the top of the root ball every spring will help with flowering, fruiting, and growth of the pear tree. Apply fertilizer at the base of the tree every year once the pear tree starts producing fruit.

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 like the Shinseiki Asian Pear.

The Shinko pear tree size is up to 12-15 feet tall and wide at full maturity making it an excellent choice for home gardeners with limited space. Prune pear trees in late winter or early spring before fruiting begins. Prune scaffold branches for air circulation, prune back dead or diseased branches, and prune too many fruits on one branch as heavy weight can break the branch. Only prune the central leader to maintain desired size and shape.

These are dwarfing rootstocks shipped already rooted out in the soil. These are not bare root trees. Water thoroughly the first year of planting as young trees to establish strong root systems. Mulching with organic matter or compost will help retain moisture as these fruit trees need lots of water to produce fresh pears. Do not mulch above the graft union.

Growing pear trees is easy and fun. The apple-pear shaped fruit will not disappoint!

Shop the Shinko Pear trees for sale for delicious fruits year after year and an easy to grow fruit tree.

Our Pear Grow Guide will guide you in the right direction for planting and growing your new pear trees!

Shipping information

Once your Shinko Asian Pear Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinko'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
12-15 ft

Mature Height
12-15 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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