Chojuro Asian Pear Tree
We all love the rich, sweet flavor of the Chojuro Asian Pear Tree. This golden-brown Japanese pear is a reliable and very productive variety. You will enjoy abundant harvests of large and beautiful pears, which ripen in early to mid-September.
Latin Name: Pyrus pyrifolia
Site and Soil: Asian Pears like full to half day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A vigorous and very productive rootstock for Asian Pears, Pyrus betuaefolia produces trees 10′-12′ in height. P. bet grows well in both heavy and light soils.
Pollination Requirements: For cross-pollination, plant two Asian Pear varieties or one Asian Pear and an early blooming European variety like Ubileen or Rescue.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, rich
Fruit Skin: Golden brown
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Mid-September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Asian Pears are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not experienced significant pest problems with our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4-8