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Growing Zones: 5-9



Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)

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Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Chill Hours:

250-300

Botanical Name:

Pyrus serotina 'Shinseiki'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID

Deliciously Sweet and Low in Acidity

One variety in a vast category of Asian pears, the Shinseiki are medium-sized, round, have yellow skin and are desirable because they are tasty when crisp (at harvest) as well as ripened to a softer, but still firm, texture after many months in cold storage.

Most Asian pears appeal to people who prefer apples like Granny Smiths over Red Delicious and a pear that is crisper, less juicy, and desirable for salads, tortes, roasted meat and other dishes that benefit from lower sugary juice content.

Covered with early-mid spring white blossoms that bear uniform fruit, this Asian pear prefers to have a strong central leader and tends to grow into a vertical oval if pruned properly. It will send high limbs vertically to create a rounded evergreen shape if left un-pruned.

Aesthetically, your garden area or orchard will benefit from the pleasing combination of this variety's long, bright green leaves and round, almost ornament-like, golden yellow fruits.

Where and What Stock Type of Shinseiki to Plant

The Shinseiki tree will thrive in growing zones 5 through 9. This pear has been imported to the U.S. primarily from Japan and is most often seen in the Sacramento Valley of California and scattered throughout the fruit orchards of Oregon and Washington states. The Shinseiki adapts well to readily available rootstocks like Bartlett, and typically dwarfs the larger, more robust stock tree sizes.

These very winter hardy pears may tolerate cold to 20 degrees below zero, but are best suited for areas that don't regularly dip below 10 degrees. If you plant a Shinseiki, or any Asian pear, in a colder climate (i.e. the central Pacific Northwest), it will be hardiest if it was cultivated on a cold-hardy stock like Old Home; in southern climes, this pear can be grown from almost any stock type.

While growing Asian Pears is a developing plant science, experimental programs conducted by University of California, Davis indicate they do best in one-variety patches in cold climates, and interspersed with other cross-pollinating Asian or European varieties in southern zones.

Cultural Practices and Commercial Viability

Most Asian pears are susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, all of which can be mostly or entirely controlled by organic cultural practices. For example, fireblight can be managed through pruning the damaged and infected limbs and keeping pruning tools disinfected.

Overly deep soil can cause crown rot, so avoid thick loam. Coddling moth is one Asian pear pest that is likely to require insecticide treatment.

For maximum crop production during early-to-mid-season harvest (July through August in most areas), you'll want to make sure your Shinseiki(s) get ample water, but never have soggy roots in poorly draining soil. They also tend to over flower, so thin bud clusters to leave just a few flowers on each.

Younger trees are likely to produce about 100 fruit, while trees over six-plus years may produce 500-700 pears annually. If you opt for commercial production, expect to sell them for $6.00 to $16.00 per 24 pounds depending on demand in your market.





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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Shinseiki Asian Pear



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Shinseiki Asian Pear .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Shinseiki Asian Pear gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Shinseiki Asian Pear again after the transplant is complete.


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odis w on Mar 28, 2016
sweet/delicious
adelaida r on Mar 11, 2016
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odis w on Mar 28, 2016
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL MY SHINSEIKI ASIAN PEAR TREE WILL BE AND ALSO LOOKING FORWARD ON ENJOYING IT'S GREAT FRUIT. THIS IS THE FIRST PURCHASE I MAKE WITH YOU, SO IF I LIKE THE TREE ONCE I RECEIVED IT I PLAN ON ORDERING SOME CHERRY TREES AND A POMEGRANATE TREE AS WELL. HOPE TO RETURN TO FAST-GROWING-TREES.COM. BEST REGARDS.... BETTY JEAN
BETTY JEAN A on Mar 15, 2016
sweet/delicious
adelaida r on Mar 11, 2016
I like the Asian pears and decided it would be more cost effective to grow these then to pay the high prices in the
grocery stores.
Nancy K on Mar 6, 2016
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL MY SHINSEIKI ASIAN PEAR TREE WILL BE AND ALSO LOOKING FORWARD ON ENJOYING IT'S GREAT FRUIT. THIS IS THE FIRST PURCHASE I MAKE WITH YOU, SO IF I LIKE THE TREE ONCE I RECEIVED IT I PLAN ON ORDERING SOME CHERRY TREES AND A POMEGRANATE TREE AS WELL. HOPE TO RETURN TO FAST-GROWING-TREES.COM. BEST REGARDS.... BETTY JEAN
BETTY JEAN A on Mar 15, 2016
I like the Asian pears and decided it would be more cost effective to grow these then to pay the high prices in the
grocery stores.
Nancy K on Mar 6, 2016
is this plant self-pollinating?
daniel p on May 4, 2015
do I prune every spring?
cory g on Mar 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dead, dying or wilted branches should always be removed to help the Pear Tree focus its energy on growing healthy and producing an abundance of fruit.
How tall can it become?
ADEL G on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These can grow to be 10- 12 feet tall. You do not want them taller than that. This height allows you to be able to pick the fruit easier.
Is the Asian pear a self pollinator?
Darrell D on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes but better production can be had with the help of a second tree.

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