This may involve from none to 10 to 30 lbs. How long is it likely to take from a seedling to a fruiting tree? I live in Minnesota and grew 4 Asian pear trees from seeds back in We have come to like them better than European pears because of their complex fruity flavor profile and strong sweetness, as well as their reliable and vigorous growth. M ost grocery store pears we know of are technically "European pears," such as Bartlett, Bosc, Ayers, Moonglow, etc. The ripening period for Asian pears begins in mid July in southern counties and can last through early to mid September in northern counties.
Asian pear varieties are partially self-fruitful but better crops are set where two or more varieties are planted together. My favorite 2 varieties are the Shinko and the 20th Century. Not only are all the major temperate fruit trees and berries covered, but top-notch growing information is included for every one. Dependable production, heavy yields, and a good pollenizer for other pears. Asian pears may be divided into the Japanese varieties which have round fruits and somewhat similar to an apple in size and shape and Chinese varieties which produce fruit more pear-shaped pyriform like European varieties.
Fresh eating, juicing, dehydrating. Fruit trees--Cross-pollination , Pyrus. Asian pear varieties vary in their susceptibility to fire blight, but observations to date indicate most are as susceptible as apples such as Golden Delicious, but somewhat less susceptible than European pears. Not only are all the major temperate fruit trees and berries covered, but top-notch growing information is included for every one. Would be good for juicing and drying also.
Many growers agree that adding trace minerals, such as rock dust, to the soil results in better-tasting fruit. Does better up north in cooler summer areas such as Pennsylvania than other Asian pears. The very productive trees yield large fruits like slightly flattened spheres. Go very easy and light on the nitrogen fertilizer with pears. Mild, sweet, crisp juicy flesh, very high quality.