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B Grade Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)

B Grade Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)

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1 Year Old Bareroot Seedling 18"-24"

‘Grade B’ plants are smaller seedlings that finished the season a bit undersized to be considered ready for field planting for many folks. They are healthy and alive, but a bit small (usually less than 8") and able to get lost in the weeds quickly. They can be field planted to their final homes if you are on top of  watering, mulching, and weeding. We recommend  planting them in a home nursery bed to grow for one full season, develop much larger root systems and be very ready for tougher conditions and less care next year. This is an affordable and sensible way to start small so you can go big with your plantings.

The Asian Pear, a delightful  addition to any orchard or garden, stands out for its unique qualities and disease resistance. This particular product, a seedling derived from Canadian trees, exemplifies hardiness and adaptability, making it a superior choice for a wide range of climates and conditions.

Asian Pears are distinct from their European counterparts, offering crisp, juicy textures and a subtly sweet flavor that is often likened to a cross between an apple and a pear. This variety matures into medium to large-sized fruits, known for their round shape and smooth, attractive skin that ranges in color from green to yellow, often with a slight blush.

One of the key advantages of these Asian Pear seedlings is their remarkable resistance to common pear diseases, reducing the need for extensive care or chemical treatments. This resilience makes them an excellent option for organic growers or those looking for low-maintenance fruit trees.

Moreover, these seedlings, with their Canadian heritage, are known for their cold hardiness, capable of thriving in environments that might challenge other pear varieties. They are well-suited to a broad spectrum of growing zones, ensuring successful cultivation and bountiful harvests even in cooler regions.

Asian Pears are also appreciated for their longer shelf life compared to traditional pears. Once harvested, they can be stored for a considerable period without losing their crisp texture or delicious flavor, making them a practical and enduring choice for both home gardeners and commercial producers.

In addition to their culinary uses, Asian Pears are also aesthetically pleasing, with their trees producing beautiful white blossoms in the spring. They can be a charming addition to landscape designs, offering both visual appeal and the practical benefit of fresh, home-grown fruit.

Overall, the Asian Pear seedling presents an opportunity to cultivate a fruit tree that combines the best of both worlds - exceptional flavor and texture with the resilience and ease of care. It's an ideal choice for anyone looking to diversify their orchard or add a productive and beautiful tree to their garden.

 

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The Tree

Height at maturity:20+ feet

Hardiness Zone:

A sheltered zone 4 can produce fruit

Water Requirements:

Average to moist soil

Years to bear:

3-5

Solar:

Prefers Full Sun, can handle a bit of shade but will produce less

Pollination:

Plant at least 2 for adequate pollination.

Soil:

Can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Prefers rich well drained loamy soil.

The Benefits

-Resistant to many diseases that affect pears
-Longer shelf life fruit
-In our opinion the tastiest pear
-Medicinal uses in Chinese medicine

Additional info

-Greater frost resistant blooms
-Also called an apple pear