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Asian Pear Trees

Also called Korean pears, Chinese pears, nashi pears, apple pears

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™!

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