Chojuro Asian Pear

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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.

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Bloom Color White
Chill Hours 500
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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' tall x 12 - 13' wide
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 9 - 11' wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' tall x 6 - 7' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'


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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
JTB on Mar 28, 2021
I try.
Joseph T on Feb 25, 2021
JTB on Mar 28, 2021
This is a pollinator of the other pear tree I am getting
Maixiong T on Mar 24, 2021
I try.
Joseph T on Feb 25, 2021
Just to give them a try
Stan J on Jan 31, 2021
ordered before and we love the taste.
Hank U on Jan 13, 2021
Similar to Peggy, delicious, hardy, but larger.
Marlene M on Aug 17, 2020
Needed pollinator for another Asian pear.
DANNY L on Apr 26, 2020
A friend recommended it.
Roy M on Apr 26, 2020
Have no Asian pears in my orchard. Able to get a Supreme XL at a good price.
CHARLES R on Apr 25, 2020
Something new for me
TOM A on Apr 24, 2020
Pollinator, Awesome fruit!!
Joshua C on Apr 17, 2020
Replacing tree that died
Steven L on Apr 17, 2020
Love asian pears, especially this variety.
Lisa F on Apr 17, 2020
Good customer reviews and good luck with other Stark Brother trees.
JAMES M on Apr 14, 2020
HONG N on Apr 13, 2020
These pears are simply the best pear apples available to farmers outside of the Orient. The fruit is very flavorful, very juicy and are huge compared to other varieties of pears.
Kirsten H on Apr 3, 2020
BRENDA P on Mar 3, 2020
Had this at my last house loved it getting again
EDWARD T on Jan 30, 2020
great all around fruit rare to find in my location
Linda K on Jan 9, 2020
Unbelievable eating and canning!
LEN S on Dec 17, 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 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
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
This is a pollinator of the other pear tree I am getting
Maixiong T on Mar 24, 2021
Just to give them a try
Stan J on Jan 31, 2021
will the Chojuro Asian Pear pollinate with the MoonGlow pear? If not, is there another asian pear that will??? Thanks
Richard G on Apr 17, 2020
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
is the tree resistant to fire blight?
Ray S on Apr 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My Chojuro is several years old on a property with a VERY heavy disease burden of fire blight.(Upstate NY, windy zone 5a) I spray my trees with streptomycin twice week in the spring, and dip pruning shears in bleach solution between cuts. I have removed blighted terminal branches from the chojuro in several winters, but the tree is growing well, and very productive. It is my ultimate favorite flavored Asian pear. Shinseki and Shinko have also done well for me; Shinseki performing best in growth but the flavor in my experience doesn't have the rich butterscotch notes found in Chojuro and Shinko. Good luck and happy growing!
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.
Can the chojuro and the hardy giant Asian pear pollinate each other?
June S on Apr 1, 2020

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
over 5 years ago
chojuro asian pear
2nd year we got 2 pears, they were so good, glad we bought it
May 12, 2016
over 6 years ago
So Sweet
Very sweet and lots of good size fruits in Connecticut
May 8, 2016
over 6 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
over 5 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
over 4 years ago
So Happy!!
05-03-2020_Planted my Chojuro Asian Pear tree (stick) the day after I got it. My family was teasing me that I planted a stick.
05-10-2020 - I see my stick budding.... so excited.
05-25-2020 - It looks like a beautiful little tree.
My children bought this for me for Mother's Day. I asked for the TrePrep too. I believe it was the reason for my success. High recommend getting the fertilizer whenever starting something new.
June 19, 2020
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
over 2 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
over 5 years ago
Very healthy, second year flowers!
This is my first time growing this type of pear but this is it's second year and it's doing great! Already producing fruit though I may pluck it off so I don't stress such a young tree. Very excited to try this one!
May 19, 2017
over 5 years 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
over 2 years ago