20th Century Asian Pear


20th Century Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) , also known as Nijisseiki Pear, stands as a modern classic, celebrated for its juicy, sweet pears. This pear tree guarantees a consistent yield of round, pale fruits, ensuring a delightful orchard experience throughout the seasons.

4-5′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Low
Heat Tolerance: Good
Chilling Hours: 300-400 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-20′
Growth Habit: Upright
Rootstock: Pyrus calleryana

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile but better with cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: July-August
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 2-3″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet
Fruit Color and Appearance Yellow, smooth skin
Harvest Time: August-September
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store up to 3 months
Years to Bear: 3-5

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Fire Blight: Moderately Resistant
Pear Scab: Resistant
Black Rot: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Resistant
Pear Psylla: Moderately Resistant
Codling Moth: Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Lifespan: 20-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: East Asia
Nitrogen Fixing: No