How to grow Asian pear tree

Asian pear tree growing tree of the genus Pyrus also known as Chinese pear or Pyrus pyrifolia or Nashi pear, Asian pear tree perennial deciduous plant, grow for the edible fruits, trees are beautiful but usually not used as ornamental (possible with small fruits) and can grow as bonsai, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.

Flower color white with five petals, the flowers grow in clusters connected to small stems

Asian pear edible fruits

Fruit shape mostly round shape but some of them have round shape, size of the fruit can be 5-12 cm, and color of the fruit mostly yellow or white, peel can be yellow or brown with dots or sponge.

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How to grow Asian pear tree growing and care:

Chilling hours or cool winter (depend on the cultivars),

How to care:
if the tree attack in the beginning of winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant, seeds, vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes it’s not hard to start by seeds but better grafted tree that can ensure the quality of the fruits like: size, taste (sweet to tasteless), juicy fruits

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease

Planting season:
Winter to spring and possible in summer but less recommend, when planting bare roots winter to early spring after this it might die

How to plant:
When start in bare root important to  cut part of the roots and the tree above the grafting, put organic matter, humus, dead leaves and mix it with the soil

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, borer, mite

Pruning season:
End of the autumn to beginning of the winter, but if there isn’t a lot of fruits better after the fruits season but mostly grow as ornamental plant for flowers so after the fruits in summer will be better

How to prune:
Prune the week branches and dead, crossing branch, in order to get bigger fruits better to reduce the buds in order to get bigger fruits, old stems, reduce the amount of branches and need to take care that all the fruits will get enough light

Size of the plant?
3-15 m, 10-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, in containers need to keep the plants small, start with pot that will be 20-50% more than the root ball, bigger the plant smaller the percentage, every time that the tree arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the tree, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit in the bottom or something like that, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring

General information about the flower
White flowers in the size 1-2.5 cm

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Asian pear fruit?
Eaten raw, baked, cake, juice and more

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net or protect the fruit against fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

How to grow Asian pear from seed

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil, sunny location

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Keep the seeds in cool and dark location

Sowing season:
Winter to spring

Planting spacing:
Better in separate pots and graft it, the best that grow transplant to the location

Depth of Sowing:
1cm (0.5 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, don’t let it dry

Germination time:
4-6 weeks not include burying

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, put mulch and water regularly

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes

Time to bury the seeds:
1-2 months, better to put it in the refrigerator or to sow it outdoor in the end of the winter

Scientific name:

Pyrus pyrifolia

Alternative names: Nashi pear, Taiwanese pear, Apple pear, Zodiac pear, Sand pear, Asian pear, Japanese pear, Chinese pear, Korean pear,

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