All types of pears can be divided into two simple categories: European and Asian. The former is what we typically think of: a smooth-skinned fruit with gentle bumps and curves in that typical bottom-heavy shape. Asian pears are uniform in color yellowish-tan and shaped more like apples, with a completely different texture and taste.
Type and size — small to medium tree, about 15 feet Hardiness zone — Exposure — full sun to some shade Soil — pH 6. Nutritional highlights — vitamins C, K; dietary fiber Adaptability — variable Pest issues — coddling moth, fire blight susceptibility variable Invasive potential — none Environmental benefits — unknown. Shared management — medium fruit thinning important Shared equipment — medium care to avoid spread of fire blight Shared processing — not applicable Co-marketing — low to medium special handling.
Most North American pears are grown in Oregon and Washington, and the harvest months listed here reflect that. You can find some variety of pear in season in North America from August through May and even into June some years. Your best bet for finding local pears is at farmers markets—ask the grower when you can expect the harvest and how long it might last.
I have quite a few pears that are the size of a dime and black also mummified dry and hollow. Also some v cuts and some small holes. Anyone know anything about this.
I'm not able to find any Asian Pear tree pictures on internet. I'm wondering if anyone have pictures of them and what rootstock are they on. All nurseries only show the fruit because that are what count.
Learn something new every day More Info The Asian pear is a round fruit similar in shape and size to an apple, and it is sometime called the apple pear. It has a crunch and texture similar to that of an apple, but retains more of the sweetness and flavor of a pear.
Asian pears Pyrus pyrifolia and p. They are susceptible to most of the diseases suffered by the European species of the pear genus Pyrus. They especially suffer from the fungal diseases pear scab, powdery mildew and sooty blotch.
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