Latin Name: Pyrus pyrifolia
Site and Soil: Asian Pears like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: 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: Asian Pears need another variety nearby for cross-pollination so you are good to go with this combination tree.
Hardiness: Asian pears are hardy to minus 25°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: August-September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Asian Pear varieties are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not seen significant insect damage on our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-11, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-41