Shinko Asian Pear Tree
This popular, large, golden-brown and delicious fruit, Shinko Asian Pear won a Sunset Magazine taste test several years ago. Very juicy and sweet, Shinko Asian Pear ripens in late September.
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: Asian Pears are hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Late 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 also not experienced significant insect problems with our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-21
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-41