Kosui Asian Pear Tree
The Kosui Asian Pear Tree produces small to medium, faded yellow fruit with a slight bronze russet skin and crisp, crunchy, juicy, sweet flesh that ripens early and stores well into September. The tree itself grows vigorously and produces a moderate crop annually.
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, crunchy, crisp, juicy
Fruit Skin: Faded yellow with slight bronze russet
Fruit Size: Small to medium
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Mid-July to early August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Kosui is resistant to fire-blight.
USDA Zone: 4-9