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Apple Pear Pyrus pyrifolia

Other Common Name(s):

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

Asian Pear is a fruit tree in the rose family native to Asia that produces large, crisp, juicy fruits that are quite good and can be eaten raw or cooked. It typically grows 30-40 feet tall and prefers deep fertile soils but is adaptable to clay soils. Flowers are produced in spring and fruit takes 4-7 months to ripen. Dwarf cultivars are available.

Fruit production is best in full sun and with another cultivar nearby that blooms at the same time. Deer will browse the tree.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
'Chojuro', 'Niitaka', 'Nijisseiki', 'Shinseiki'
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Chojuro', 'Niitaka', 'Nijisseiki', 'Shinseiki'
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrus
    Species:
    pyrifolia
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South China to Indo-China and Korea
    Edibility:
    Fruits are edible raw or cooked
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    3-4 inch round and firm with tan skin and speckles or yellow-green smooth skin.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    White flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2.7 to 4 in. alternate simple, lance-shaped leaves with entire or finely toothed margins. They are lustrous dark green in summer and yellow, orange, red fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No