Large Korean Asian Pear Tree
Also known as Korean Giant or Olympic, Large Korean Asian Pear is a unique, high quality variety often produces fruit as large as a grapefruit. These sweet, crisp and juicy, light brown pears can weigh more than a pound! Large Korean Asian Pear bears abundant crops of this delicious and attractive fruit, which ripen in early October.
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: Asian Pears need another variety nearby for cross-pollination. Our European Pear varieties can also be used as pollinators.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25°F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, crisp, juicy
Fruit Skin: Light brown
Fruit Size: Very large, can weigh 1lb+
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Early October
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