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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro'

Common Name(s):
Chojuro Asian pear
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Chojuro Asian pear is a popular variety with a butterscotch flavor. It is highly productive but bruises easily. It can be kept for up to 5 months. At least two cultivars are needed to ensure an adequat pollination. Fire Blight is the biggest disease concern and the flower is susceptible to frost.

Height:
8-10 ft.
Flower:
The five-petalled white flower blooms in spring.
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Loamy and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
Form:
Rounded
Edibility:
This medium to large sized fruit has a yellow to brownish skin with crisp, juicy white flesh. It is sweet and mild, a little coarse in texture. Great for eating fresh. It can be stored for five months. Ripens in late August.
Width:
6-7 ft.
Leaf:
Green, glossy leaf is oval in shape, pointed at the end.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2990

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro' Fruit and leaves
Photo by Glysiak, CC-BY-SA-3.0