Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki'
- Common Name(s):
- Nijisseiki Asian pear, Twentieth Century Asian pear
- Edible Plants, Trees
Nijisseiki pear shows bright flowers in early spring, bears juicy fruit in late summer, and has red-orange leaves in the fall. Probably the most popular Asian pear variety in the United States. It is cold hardy, drought tolerant and heat tolerant. It is susceptible to Fire Blight and Codling Moth. Plant 2 varieties for best pollination.
- The five petalled white flowers bloom in April in clusters, with red to purple stamens.
- Full-sun. Moist, well drained soil.
- The medium to large sized, round fruit has a smooth yellow skin with some lenticels. The flesh is white with a clean, crisp, juicy, sweet flavor. Ripens in mid-August.
- The leaves are long, oval shape, bright green and glossy. Pointed at the end.
NCCES plant id: 2968