Chojuro Asian Pear Tree
We all love the rich the sweet flavor of the Chojuro Asian Pear Tree of the golden brown Japanese variety. Reliable and very productive you will enjoy an abundant harvest 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: Chojuro Asian Pear is hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
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
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-21
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-41