Pyrus pyrifolia ‘Shinseiki’- Asian Pear – 7-Gallon

$59.00

A round, yellow-skinned, firm fruit that is early-maturing (mid- to late-August) and stores for up to three months from harvest under refrigeration. In appearance it resembles ’20th Century’ but is a little less flavorful. The flavor is still considered good to excellent. Trees are self-fruitful in California, but in our climate they will produce larger and more uniformly, round fruit with cross-pollination. Occasionally cross-pollination results in too heavy a fruit-set and heavy thinning becomes necessary for good fruit size.

Description

For many years we haven’t offered Asian pears because they are quite susceptible to fireblight. This year (2021) we’ve decided to offer them again because we’ve been receiving a number of requests. If all goes well we will begin to expand our offerings.

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