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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki'

Phonetic Spelling
PY-russ py-rih-FOH-lee-uh
Description

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.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrus
    Species:
    pyrifolia
    Family:
    Rosaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    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.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    The five petalled white flowers bloom in April in clusters, with red to purple stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are long, oval shape, bright green and glossy. Pointed at the end.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No