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Starking® Hardy Giant™ Asian Pear

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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

Large pears — weighing 12-15 ounces. This easy-to-grow tree produces sweet, juicy fruit that keeps well, storing up to nine months in the refrigerator. Resistant to pear leaf spot. Cold-tolerant. Ripens in mid September. Best pollinators: Hosui, New Century or Bartlett. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 6 - 7' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pear trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Crispy, juicy, sweet, huge, enough to share with a friend in one pear. A specialty fruit at the store, and priced accordingly, so worth the space in the orchard.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
I have this tree for 10 years and Iove this pear
Leon W H on Apr 10, 2016
Crispy, juicy, sweet, huge, enough to share with a friend in one pear. A specialty fruit at the store, and priced accordingly, so worth the space in the orchard.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
my boss says I love Asian pears
Tai T on Apr 16, 2016
I have this tree for 10 years and Iove this pear
Leon W H on Apr 10, 2016
Sweet and crisp and hardy for Minnesota.
Radhika P on Apr 2, 2016
We have eaten them and like them
LOUIS S on Mar 16, 2016
Best in our area
Shan C on Mar 16, 2016
my boss says I love Asian pears
Tai T on Apr 16, 2016
Sweet and crisp and hardy for Minnesota.
Radhika P on Apr 2, 2016

Customer Reviews

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Loved the few pears, but mostly tree grown.
The first year I had 3 pears and the second I had 7 pears while the tree grew three feet taller even with pruning, but afraid to prune too hard. The flavor and color of the pears was great and the size was larger than the two other varieties, but not that much larger.
March 6, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
Doing good.
Made it thru the winter and spring. Not a huge amount of growth but crisp healthy leaves!
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Very tasty
This is my favorite of all the trees in my backyard orchard. They are so juicy and tasty.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
nice tree
Deer ate so many tips of my Asian pear tree and it still alive. growing taller this spring, hopefully continue to grow to height that deer can't reach.. a few fruiting spurs.. next year will fruit . can't wait to have maybe at least 1 (or whatever left from the deer)
May 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Asian pear
It is a wonderful tree...It is a wonderful Pear...I purchased one about 10 years ago....It is everything they say it is....I had to cut it down 2 years ago because of building construction...I knew I had to have another one...This time I planted it in a better place...I even purchased one for my brother so we could share....
May 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Pears for Alaska
Robust first summer last year. Are up and flourishing in May
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Starking Hardy Giant Asian Pear
The Asian pear which I planted in the fall of 2014 is doing well. In it's first year the new leaves were attacked by aphids, but when that was taken care of the growth was normal. No blossoms this year.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
review of the starking hardy giant asian pear.
I have seven (7), Asian pear trees; and the hardy giant Asian pear is on of my favorites. large, crisp, sweet tasting, is why the overall rating is 5 stars. all my fruit trees are dwarf, and I try to keep them at an height of approximately 7-8 feet tall so they are easy to maintain without using a latter per say. this hardy giant Asian pear is not self pollinating, so you will need another Asian pear tree to do this... it is best to consult with stark brothers personal to get the correct/right Asian pear tree for this.

remember to allow just one blossom from the cluster to develop, because of the weight of the fruit may break the branch it is on. don't worry, if you do this, you will still have plenty of giant Asian pears to enjoy...
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great tree
The tree arrived and appeared scrawny butt has been healthy and growing beautifully. No sign of disease. We had flowering the first spring but I kept the fruit pinched off to encourage further growth. I am very happy with my purchase.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Very good pear
This plant came in on time was healthy and I set it out and when spring came it budded out and is growing very good. This next year it should have one or 2 pears and after that it should bear fruit every year.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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