Asian Pear 'Korean Giant'
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Korean Giant'
*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.
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.
25' at maturity
20' at maturity
White, five-petalled flowers with red to purple stamens; blooms in April.
Green, oval and come to a point at the end, lightly serrated edges.
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.