Pyrus pyrifolia /Asian Pear

Pyrus pyrifolia  / Pyrus pyrifolia
About size of a medium sized apple
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About size of a medium sized apple

Comprison of size to a quarter

Size comparison of fruit

Shape of asian pears

Sample of fruit picked from a tree

Fruit for sale at a Farmer's Market

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Scientific Name: Pyrus pyrifolia
Common Name: Asian Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: Native to and widley grown in the orient as well as Australia and New Zealand. Flowers and leaves similar to pears grown in Europe and the Americas. There are many varieties and most will need cross-pollination to set fruit which ripens in late summer into fall. Juicy fruit has high water content and is not generally cooked but used fresh. They cold store well and under proper conditions are good for months. Many say that it like apple in taste and crispness.