Asian pears are known by many names, including Japanese pear, Korean pear, and apple pear. They are sweet and juicy, taste like a pear because they are a pear, but are hard and crunchy like an apple. They store well, and will last for several months when refrigerated. Asian pears trees are a great choice for planting in your city or suburban yard. They are amazingly easy to grow; much easier than apples.
Growing pears in the home garden | UMN Extension
How to Grow a Japanese Apple Pear Tree
The Japanese apple pear, more commonly called the Asian pear, is a fruit tree with the characteristics of both an apple and a pear. Asian pears, Pyrus pyrifolia, grow in U. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 5 through 9. The tree is manageable for the home landscape with a height of 8 to 15 feet. Planting more more than one Asian tree in the landscape increases pollination success and fruit production. Test the soil pH with a home test kit at least six months before planting to verify it is at the preferred range of 5.
In praise of the Asian pear
With a delicious pear flavor but a firm apple texture, growing your own Asian pears is becoming a popular option for those with a home orchard. So how do you grow an Asian pear tree and what other pertinent Asian pear tree care can aid the home grower? Read on to learn more. Asian pears are also called more specifically Chinese, Japanese, Oriental and apple pears. Asian pears Pyrus serotina are sweet and juicy like a pear and crunchy much like an apple.
Asian Pears, also known as Oriental Pears or Apple Pears are a delightfully crisp, crunchy and incredibly juicy type of pear. They are often more rounded and more delicate in flavor and fragrance than most European varieties, they are easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest and make a great addition to every garden. Asian pears should be planted in the full sun.