Shinseiki Asian Pear Tree

Shinseiki Asian Pear Tree

2 reviews
  • Sweet

  • edible fruit

  • Fruit has long storage life

  • Low maintenance

  • Heat tolerant

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

Crisp & Sweet Tasting Fruit

If you prefer the sweet flavor of pears but the crunch of an apple, look no further than the Shinseiki Asian Pear tree.

The Shinseiki Pear tree is ideal for warmer climates due to its low chill hour requirement of 300-400 hours for fruit production. This Pyrus pyrifolia 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 mid July. This Asian pear variety will benefit from the addition of other Asian pear trees planted nearby to enhance cross pollinating. Shinko Pear Tree is the best variety for this.

The yellow fruit is crisp, juicy sweet, and slightly tart, making it ideal for salads, pies, and fresh eating. It is commonly called dessert pears for their sweet and juicy taste. Harvest these medium sized pears in the late summer months – usually sometime in August. Once ripe, the pears can bruise easily.


Somewhat cold hardy, the tree grows best in USDA growing zones 5-9. One of the earliest Asian pears to be brought over to the United States about 200 years ago.

This Asian pear fruit tree prefers exposure to full sun and well draining soils. This Asian pear Pyrus variety can benefit from the addition of slow release fertilizer once a year during the growing season to the top of the root ball near the base of the tree/

The trees produce pears as early as 1-2 years after planting. Once established, the fruit tree can produce  500-700 pears. The semi dwarf pear tree grows up to 12-15 feet tall and wide when a mature tree. This makes it perfect for home gardeners with limited space.

Shinseiki Asian Pear Tree Care

Shinseiki is resistant to pests and diseases (even to the destructive codling moth). It is somewhat resistant to fire blight but can be susceptible to fire blight if placed in the wrong location.

Prune your pear trees in late winter or early spring before green fruit production begins. You want to prune for air circulation, prune off dead and diseased branches. In late spring or early summer, you may have to prune heavy bearing branches. Since these trees produce bushels of apple pears, the fruit will begin to bear too much weight on one branch. Prune annually and perfect fruit thinning for best crop production.

These are not bare root trees. They ship rooted in a pot with soil with planting care instructions.

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

Shipping information

Once your Shinseiki 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 serotina 'Shinseiki'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
12-15 ft

Mature Height
12-15 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Wan G.

Pear tree came just as pictured. Not large branches, but ready to grow in new home. We hope for pears this year. Good buy.

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