Asian Pear

 

Pyrus serotina

 

Rosaceae

 

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Deciduous, perennial
Size: 30 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide
Flowers: Clusters of white flowers in late spring
Leaves;
Dark green, glossy oval to lance shaped

Fruit: Asian pears are round in shape, yellow and have a hard gritty texture

Stems/Trunks: Smooth with many pores
Range/Origin: Asia
Hardiness: Sunset zones 2-11, 14 21

Comments: No thorns, great in salads for their crispness, ripen on tree


CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Regular
  • Soil: Amended, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Some; prune and fertilize to increase yield

 

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