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Pear---- Asian Varieties

Pears can be more easily grown than other fruits.  They are typically not susceptible to scab so will require little protection from that fungus and most others.  Pear psylla is a common insect that can infest pears, but usually is too difficult to control in backyard plantings--- do worry about it too much--- just try to control other common insect pests.  Fireblight is the most common pear disease and if it is a concern to you, focus on fire blight resistant varieties.  Grandpa has found that many of the Asian pear varieties seem to be easier to grow and more disease free.

All varieties of Pear should be able to be shipped to all states except HI.  We cannot ship any stock to CANADA or outside the USA.

Note:  Planting a variety outside of its normal Hardiness Zone will void our normal replacement policy.  Please be careful in your selections!

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Hosui Asian Pear

Hosui Asian Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'
Hosui Asian Pear is an attractive fruit with golden russeted skin. It's flesh is firm, juicy, sweet, and mildly flavored with good quality. Trees are vigorous and spreading. Ripens from mid-August to late September depending on location.

Kosui Asian Pear

Kosui Asian Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia 'Kosui'

Kosui is a medium-large Asian pear that ripens in late August, just after Hosui.  The fruit is covered with a yellowish-bronze russet and is crisp, sweet, juicy and low-acid.


Shinsui Asian Pear

Shinsui Asian Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinsui'

Shinsui is one of the earliest ripening Asian pears, ripening before Shinseiki in mid-August.  The fruit is medium sized, globular to oblate, with smooth yellow skin covered in an orange-brown russet.  The fruit is crisp