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20th Century Asian Pear Tree

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20th Century Asian Pear Tree

The 20th Century Asian Pear Tree (Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki') is a popular fruit tree known for its large, sweet, and juicy pears. It is a hybrid of two Japanese pear varieties, and was developed in Japan in the early 20th century.

20th Century Asian Pear trees are vigorous growers, and they can reach heights of 20-25 feet. They have a spreading habit, and they require full sun and well-drained soil. 20th Century Asian Pear trees are self-pollinating, but they will produce a larger crop if cross-pollinated with another Asian pear tree, such as the Shinseiki pear or the Hosui pear.

20th Century Asian pears ripen in the late summer, and they are typically harvested in August. The pears are large, about 3 inches in diameter, and they have a yellow to golden-brown color. The flesh of the pears is white and firm, and it has a sweet and slightly tart flavor.

20th Century Asian pears are a delicious and versatile fruit. They can be eaten fresh, used to make pies, jams, and jellies, or canned. 20th Century Asian pears are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

Here are some tips for growing 20th Century Asian Pear trees:

  • Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
  • Plant the tree in the spring or fall.
  • Water the tree regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize the tree in the spring and fall with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Mulch around the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Prune the tree in the late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged branches and to shape the plant.

20th Century Asian Pear trees are a beautiful and productive addition to any landscape. They are a great choice for home gardeners and commercial growers alike.

Here are some creative ideas for using 20th Century Asian pears:

  • Eat them fresh as a snack or dessert.
  • Use them to make pies, jams, and jellies.
  • Can them for later use.
  • Add them to salads, fruit bowls, and yogurt parfaits.
  • Use them to make pear wine, pear liqueur, or pear brandy.
  • Use them to make pear chutney or pear salsa.
  • Use them to make pear sauce or pear glaze for meats and poultry.

No matter how you choose to use them, 20th Century Asian pears are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 10 to 15 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Mature width: Up to 10 Feet
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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