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Asian Pear 'Korean Giant'

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Korean Giant'

Interesting Flower Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
*Important* Fruit trees, in general, have unique maintenance needs in terms of pruning, harvesting, and pest and disease management. Visit portlandfruit.org or homeorchardsociety.org for more fruit tree care info.

Growing Conditions:
To produce fruit, 'Korean Giant' needs cross-pollination from another Asian pear variety growing nearby or from a European pear that blooms at the same time.

Uses:

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
White, five-petalled flowers with red to purple stamens; blooms in April.

Leaves:
Green, oval and come to a point at the end, lightly serrated edges.

Bark:
Brown-gray becoming platy.

Excellent tolerance to fire blight. October ripening; good storage. Tree is a very vigorous, large, upright tree. Cold hardy, drought resistant, heat tolerant. Susceptible to fire blight and codling moth. Fruit should be thinned.