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Asian Pear : SHINSUI Standard ( P. Betulifolia )

$49.95

45 in stock

An early season favourite with exceptional flavour, this Japanese selection was introduced in 1967. Mid sized, 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.

Rootstock
Zone
Harvest
Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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