Pyrus pyrifolia, or Asian pears, are a large group of pears that have a crisp texture when fully ripened, unlike European pears that must be softened prior to eating. They are often referred to as a salad pear due to their firm texture. Asian pears are self fertile but produce a better crop when two or more varieties are planted together.
Pears are adapted to nearly all of Georgia. It is not uncommon to find trees as much as 50 years old that are still producing fruit. At one time pears were grown commercially on a large scale throughout the United States.
I live in Mississippi. I'm thinking about purchasing a "two-in-one" Asian pear tree. Does anyone here have experience with growing Asian pears in the South?
By dallasnews Administrator. Growing luscious fruit in your own backyard is possible, but it will take a little work, especially in the first couple of years, expert arborists say. For success, select a variety that does well in the Dallas area, plant it properly, water it well the first couple of years, mulch it, prune it and, in some cases, deal with disease, insects and fruit-loving wildlife.
When we purchased our current place in Clawson, the previous owners were gardeners and just west of our house is an old pear tree. Pears can be some tough trees that work well in our landscapes. Many older homesteads seem to have had a firm fleshed canning pear tree in the yard.
You will be surprised by the juicy, sweet flavor of this crisp fruit. You may have never heard of Asian pearsbut once you've tasted one, you'll want your own tree so you can have all the fruit you can eat. Asian pears are also known as "apple pears" because they're round and firm like apples.
According to what part of town you live in. The west and north gets much more than that. I live on the northeast and get hrs.
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Add To My Wish List. One of the hardiest Asian pear varieties, this upright, spreading tree produces delicious, firm and juicy yellow fruit in summer; flowers profusely in early spring, and in fall, produces a striking orange-red display. Shinseiki Asian Pear is a medium-sized tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces yellow round pears which are botanically known as 'pomes' with white flesh which are usually ready for picking in late summer.