You can easily determine the origin of Asian pear trees (Pyrus pyrifolia) when you consider the variety of names by which they’re called: Asian pears, Korean pears, Chinese pears, Nashi pears, etc. Characterized by their round shape and crisp, juicy texture, these eastern-indigenous pears are a treat to enjoy right off the tree!
Declared the favorite fruit of Stark Bro’s President, and chosen as one of our Stark Picks, you’ll find the Starking® Hardy Giant Asian Pear is one of the easiest fruit trees you can grow. Disease-resistance and hardiness to zone 4 make this particular tree a reliable choice for your home orchard.
Other popular Asian pear tree varieties include Hosui and Chojuro. If space is limited, try the self-pollinating 2-N-1 Asian pear tree: a combination of New Century Asian pear and Starking® Hardy Giant™!