Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 450
Harvest: August 5 - August 25
Looks: Apple-shaped, medium gold skin.
Personality: Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored, crisp like apple.
Facts of note: The best flavored, most popular Asian pear in Japan and California. Keeps well, up to six months. 20th Century is a small, easy to grow, heavy bearing tree. Originated in Japan in 1900, the cultivar is also called 'Nijisseki'.
Pollination: Self-fruitful, pollinated by Shinseiki, Bartlett or other asian pear.
Asian pears combine the flavor and sweetness of pears with the crunchiness of crisp apples. Also known as pear-apples, salad pears, and crystal pears. Cold hardy, drought resistant, heat tolerant. Susceptible to fire blight and codling moth. Fruit should be thinned to one per spur. Plant 2 varieties for best pollination. Harvest 2nd year. On OHxF333 semi-dwarf rootstock. Unpruned trees will reach 2/3 of standard (about 12-18'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.