Bare Root and Potted Pears
Asian pears are a popular type of fruit tree that is known for its sweet and juicy fruits. Most Asian pear trees will produce fruit within two to three years of planting. Depending on the type of tree, the fruits can be harvested from late summer to early winter. Asian pear trees need to be pruned regularly to encourage fruiting, and they should be fertilized every year to promote healthy growth. When choosing an Asian pear tree, it is important to select a variety that is suited to your climate and soil type.
Asian pears, Pyrus pyrifolia, introduced to the United States in the early 1800s, are a very productive pear that is juicy like a pear but crunchy like an apple. Also called Korean pear or Japanese pear, Asian pears will begin to produce fruit in their second year, are grafted onto a semi-dwarf rootstock and without pruning will grow to 12-18 feet tall.
We carry the following Asian pear varieties–20th Century, Hosui, Shinseiki or a Multi-graft tree with up to three varieties of pears (Chocuro, Hosui, Shinseiki, 20th Century). Fruit can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated but handle with care as they bruise easily.
See our full collection of trees for sale and with additional growing guide information within our Resource Center.