Kikisui Asian Pear Tree
The Kikisui Asian Pear Tree produces a medium sized, smooth, round fruit with thin, green-yellow skin and white, sweet, tart, juicy, crisp flesh. The skin is not russeted like most Asian pears. The trees are partially self-fertile, but benefit greatly from cross-pollination. This cultivar is slightly drooping, widespreading in form and highly productive, vigorous and early bearing.
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, Rescue, Chojury, 20th Century, or Bartlett.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet-tart, juicy, crisp
Fruit Skin: Green-yellow
Fruit Size: Medium
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Mid-August to Mid-September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
USDA Zone: 4-9