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Asian Pear 'Nijisseiki'

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki'

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:
Moist, well drained soil. Prefers full sun.

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:
Long, oval leaves. Bright green and glossy. Pointed at the end.

Bark:
Brown-gray becoming platy.

Cold hardy, drought resistant, heat tolerant. Susceptible to fire blight and codling moth. Fruit should be thinned to one per spur. Plant 2 varieties for best pollination. Harvest 2nd year. Hosui, the Japanese name, means "Much Water" in English.