Fruit ripens early to mid-September and keeps up to two months. Fire blight is a disease that you should learn to recognize if you plan to grow pears. Hatch New Mexico Green. Susceptible to fire blight. The flavor is slightly floral with hints of apple and melon.
Date Link to this record only permalink. Fruit size is medium oz. Russeted fruit, on a smaller size, a bit better than Shinko taste-wise. Fruit quality is very good to excellent. Ripens mid to late September. It is suggested that every 4 to 8 rows of a single variety have a pollenizer row or that growers plant a block of 4 to 8 rows of a second variety adjacent to the first variety. Late flowering Japanese varieties are 20th Century and Okusankichi which reach full bloom with Bartlett.
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Diseases common to pears are scab, black rot, bitter rot, pear leaf spot and fire blight. Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. To date, Seuri has been able to pollinate Ya Li resulting in at least moderate crops. Maybe with us getting a lot of sun and high heat in Kansas we could grow shinko. China and Korea also grow these pears for domestic consumption and export to the United States and Canada. I am used to animals raiding my fruit before I can pick it but nothing bothers the Asian pears.
In Japan, a flat-topped training system called "tanashitate" is used and trees are supported by cables and wire suspended from tall poles. Yoinashi sounds very good and I'mllooking forward to trying that one. It was disease resistant. Round, with smooth, light greenish-yellow skin. If you are cramped for space look for a 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 multi-budded plant.