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Chojuro Asian Pear

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Description

Keeps for up to 20 weeks. A popular variety known for its butterscotch flavor. Green- to yellow-brown russeted skin surrounds crisp, juicy, flavorful white flesh. Similar to grocery store Asian pears, but homegrown tastes so much better! Pick when first yellow-brown in color (ripens after New Century variety). Originates from Japan in 1895. Ripens in late August. Pollinator required: Choose another pear variety, like New Century, Hosui, or Bartlett.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Mild
Texture Somewhat Coarse
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

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

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best 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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
For flavor and pollination of current tree
Nancy B on Jun 15, 2019
Sale + flavor description.
Brenda G on Jun 10, 2019
For flavor and pollination of current tree
Nancy B on Jun 15, 2019
About three years ago our first Asian pear started bearing and family really liked. This will add a pollinator that I think other two trees in that area need to produce better and be another tree in case I lose one.
Barbara C on Jun 14, 2019
Sale + flavor description.
Brenda G on Jun 10, 2019
Love Asian Pears in salads. Wanted to try growing them where we live.
Kathleen C on Jun 9, 2019
Wanted to try asian pears and the price was finally affordable.
Mark R on Jun 2, 2019
This is the best tasting Asian pear
Robin P on May 26, 2019
This will be my first Asian pear so I am anxious to experiment
Paul T on Apr 30, 2019
I have bought fruit trees from Stark Brothers before and they are superior to others. They survive the shipping better than your competition. And that makes for a healthy tree.
Timothy Z on Apr 11, 2019
it is sweet and tasty
jeff l on Mar 26, 2019
Kids like asian pears and we have a Bartlett nearby to pollinate
Joel F on Mar 13, 2019
i have a very good friend that purchased one from Stark Bros and he's been sharing his pears with my family for years. now i will be able to share with others also.
john s on Mar 7, 2019
Need it for pairing with other Asian Pear
Larry R on Feb 16, 2019
I love Asian Pears and am curious if this variety actually has a butterscotch flavor.
Lorene E on Jan 9, 2019
Taste
Lynn P on Nov 30, 2018
I have bought from you in the past
VASIL N on Oct 19, 2018
To use as pollination for the Hardy Giant Asian Pear
Nikki L on Sep 22, 2018
Supposed to taste like butterscotch.
JOE Z on Sep 16, 2018
i choose the asian pear because it is one of the best fruit I ever tasted
Cristina Q on Jul 22, 2018
I love these pears when I buy them in the supermarket. I have grown peaches for years but have never grown pears. I also needed this to pollenate a bartlett pear tree.
Richard M on Feb 28, 2017
Tree is for my wife.
RANDALL S on May 27, 2016
Friend has the tree and is happy with results.
Elizabeth A on May 24, 2016
Enjoy eating an Asian pear bought at the market and wanted to home grow this variety.
Harry H on May 19, 2016
I have heard great things about this tree
Leanne e on May 17, 2016
My wife,s favourite fruit
Linden A on May 15, 2016
Love them! Good for storage
Ruchika M on Apr 28, 2016
a gift for my mother, she loves mine!
Joshua B on Apr 19, 2016
Butterscotch taste
Clark J on Mar 24, 2016
I like Asian pear and this is OK for my zone 5.
Kathy J on Feb 28, 2016
About three years ago our first Asian pear started bearing and family really liked. This will add a pollinator that I think other two trees in that area need to produce better and be another tree in case I lose one.
Barbara C on Jun 14, 2019
Love Asian Pears in salads. Wanted to try growing them where we live.
Kathleen C on Jun 9, 2019
Does this tree usually bloom the same time as apple trees do or when pear trees do?
Sandy M on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Asian Pears bloom before the apples. I do not know if this is the same time s other pears as I only have Asian pears.
What is the Bloom time?
Carolyn B on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Up here in western new York ,bloom starts in late April , l have fruit in mid august
Can Chojuro be pollinated by Anjou? Or is Bartlett the only European pear that is compatible?
Kerry N on Jan 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Asian pears can be pollinated by European pears if they bloom at the same time, but Chojuro blooms too late for Anjou.

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful Fruit
I have enjoyed the pears very much. Growth has been good and this was the second year I had fruit.
March 6, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
So Sweet
Very sweet and lots of good size fruits in Connecticut
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
chojuro asian pear
2nd year we got 2 pears, they were so good, glad we bought it
May 12, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Second year growing well
Replacement for older one lost to fire blight since the rum flavored fruit was excellent. The replacement is growing well after an attsck by deer and adding cage to stop nibbling.
May 16, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Asian pear
I would recommend it . It was off to slow start but now it's growing..When it gets a good root system going it should be a great producer but it needs time and little sun would do it good .We have had a lot of rain so nothing grew fast but now everything is benefiting .So I say the tree is doing great and if you like Asian pears it's well worth it
June 9, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great fruit tree
I purchased this fruit tree last Spring. It is doing very well this year.
The new leaves are shinny and strong.
May 4, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Nice and Healthy
The tree arrived quickly. We planted it last year. It is growing very well. It is nice and healthy. Looks like it will be a wonderful tree.
May 29, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Previous 14 trees are doing well just a waiting game
Ordered 2 plum trees last year that was out of stock and never got please check on that last order
May 22, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
So far so good
I planted this tree last spring and it’s doing well. It flowered and looks like it will be producing fruit this year. Highly recommend anything from Stark Brothers.
May 12, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Chojuro Asian Pear
The Chojuro Asian Pear that I bought last year from Stark Bro's Nurseries is growing beautifully this year! Right now it is about 6 feet tall and branching out with lushly leaves!

I have nothing but praises and I will patiently wait for it to mature and bear pears!

Hopefully in 3 more years, tasty pears will be harvested to my family's delight!
June 7, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago