An 'orchard grade' is a tree that may be on the shorter side, may be crooked or with slight damage. These trees will still produce the very same fruit as a first or number 1 will. They may need to be staked and they do need regular watering, fertilizer and protection from weeds and hungry animals. All trees will benefit from pruning.
An early season favourite with exceptional flavour, this Japanese selection was introduced in 1967. Midsized, yellow-bronze, russeted fruit has crisp, juicy, fine-textured flesh that is sweet and intensely aromatic. Shelf life is approximately 6 weeks. Shinsui seems better adapted to areas with cooler summers than many Asian pear varieties. The vigorous, upright growing tree shows some fireblight resistance. Shinsui is being grown commercially in some areas. It will also make a fine addition to the home orchard. The name translates to 'new water' or 'new juice'.
SEMI-FERTILE* | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: LATE AUG.