Nijisseiki 20th Century Asian Pear Tree
One of the most popular Asian Pears, the Nijisseiki 20th Century Asian Pear Tree is a large, crisp, juicy and flavorful, yellowish-green variety. The fruit often found in markets in mesh bags, Nijiseiki Asian Pear ripens in late August into September.
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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: Crisp, juicy, flavorful
Fruit Skin: Yellowish-green
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: Early 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