Also called shinseiki asian pear

A beautiful and productive tree. This pear features a sweet flavor that makes it ideal for salads and snacks. Fruit is round, but sometimes lopsided, with a long stem. Thin, bright-yellow skin surrounds cream-colored, crisp, juicy flesh. Similar to grocery store Asian pears, but homegrown tastes better! Picks earlier than Chojuro variety. Tree is heat- and cold-tolerant. Originates from Japan in 1945. Ripens in late August. Best pollinators: Starking® Hardy Giant™ or Hosui. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
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
Texture Fine Grained
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
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

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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Very good
MIGUEL A on Apr 11, 2021
Hopefully hearty in Nevada environment. Had these in California and they did great
John B on Mar 31, 2021
Very good
MIGUEL A on Apr 11, 2021
Needed a pollinator for my Hosui Asian Pear tree.
Regina R on Mar 31, 2021
Hopefully hearty in Nevada environment. Had these in California and they did great
John B on Mar 31, 2021
the other tree didn't make it through the summer, trying again
Heidi B. on Mar 26, 2021
I needed a pollinator and it was the only choice.
Richard T on Mar 22, 2021
Killed my other one. This is a good variety.
Deborah R on Mar 19, 2021
Already have an different type of zone 4 Asian pear doing great, so will try this type.
Kirk B on Mar 14, 2021
I try.
Joseph T on Feb 25, 2021
Jupp N on Jul 10, 2020
I am building my backyard orchard.
cereta g on Jun 28, 2020
should be a good choice for zone 8
Laura A on Apr 15, 2020
Sale price seemed right time to try a pear variety that I do not have. A dwarf will work well for a small area next to other fruit trees.
Barbara C on Jun 14, 2019
Wanted to try asian pears and the price was finally affordable.
Mark R on Jun 2, 2019
Pollinator for peggy asian pear
Jeffrey M on May 18, 2019
Great price
Diane H on May 13, 2019
cant wait to try this one.
EDITH C. on Feb 18, 2019
Love Asian pears
James on Feb 3, 2019
Hardy to zone 4--needed a pollinator for another Asian pear--Asian pears are so delicious and easy to grow from my past experiences
John R on Sep 5, 2018
My son loves asian pears and this one is cold hardy
Nathan B on Mar 13, 2017
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
Needed a pollinator for my Hosui Asian Pear tree.
Regina R on Mar 31, 2021
the other tree didn't make it through the summer, trying again
Heidi B. on Mar 26, 2021
Is this variety resistant or immune to blight?
Orchidgrower on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: New Century (my absolute favorite Asian Pear for jam) is very susceptible to fire blight in New Jersey where I live. I even lost a mature tree to fire blight even though I am diligent with Fire Blight spray just prior to, during, and shortly after blossom. It happens, but the rewards of Asian Pears is definitely worth the trouble!!
goodmorning,I do have a asian pear tree I planted a while back.Started from a seed I got from my friend's tree.It has grown and bears flowers but no fruit.There is an american pear tree nearby.No pollionation occurs.What should I do?
vincent v on Apr 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: More than likely the American pear tree is not the correct pollinator. the only variety that I know will pollinate an Asian pear other than another variety of Asian Pear is the Bartlett Pear. Also it may not be ready as it takes a long time for seed grown trees to begin to bear fruit, this is why our trees are grafted.
Will the Hardy Giant be pollinated by a Peggy Asian pear?
Trang N on Feb 28, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes, these two varieties will work together for accurate pollination.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
The $32.99 is the plant tree ?
Annie C on Sep 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes this is a 1.5-3 foot tree, shipped in a 4 inch pot.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How can you tell when they are ripe?
R C on Aug 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Most pears are different from other fruits, you need to pick them before they ripen while they???re still hard and yellow-green. Wait until they start to turn yellow and perhaps a few drop off the tree, then harvest. They should then part from the branch easily. Place in a room at 60-70??F to ripen. Check the pears frequently, as they can take anywhere from a few days to more than a week to ripen.

Note: Asian pears are best when ripened on the tree.

Harvest season begins August thru October depending on the variety and location
Hi, would it bear fruits without pollinators?
Bernie on Jun 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This variety requires a pollinator partner in order to bear fruit.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
The sender turns black the rest of the pear is fine?
Shelly Y on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm so sorry about your Asian pears, that is so frustrating. It sounds like some of them (probably not all of them) have been invaded by codling moths. If you look closely, you can probably see a little hole where the caterpillar/worm got into the fruit. A neem oil regimen will take care of the moths in the future. By the way, you can just cut out the center and eat the rest of the pear. Here is a link to neem oil, which is organic: //
How much fruit do you get without a pollinator?
Ellen K on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Without pollination, fruit will not develop. To understand how this work and why some trees need a pollinating partner, please read this article:

Customer Reviews

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Best asian pear in my book
I've grown many asian pear varieties and have ended up with just this one as it has thin skin, great refreshing crunchy sweet flesh, fireblight resistant. My second would be Hosui, but it and most others have thicker skin which I don't like to eat.
September 2, 2016
asian pear
2 years old and is finally taking off. should be an attractive tree in a couple more years. seems resistant to bugs and disease.
August 7, 2016
over 6 years ago
Trees Thriving
We're starting year two and the trees look great. Two more years till fruit. Thanks to the knowledgeable folks at Stark Bros. we got off to a great start. We recommend the company highly..
Lauren and Dale S., Tennessee
May 27, 2017
over 5 years ago
Stark Brothers always has the best items
The New Century Asian Pear is my favorite for making Asian Pear Jam. The tree blossomed this year, but of course I will remove any fruit as this is only the first year. It is healthy and thriving well with my other Asian Pears.
May 2, 2018
over 4 years ago
Doing well
Growing well, good and healthy. No blossoms this year. Maybe next year!
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Pear tree
We live in a north east climate. Tough to grow young fruit trees. Shipping was timely and the tree took off & is growing great after 1 year. So comforting to know they guaranteed it for 1 year. We would recommemd Stark Bros anytime!
July 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Love it!
My 1st time buying fruits trees and i would recommend to all my friends coz it is a healthy and hardy tree and hopefully it will last for many years and grow good fruits since its only over a year so i look forward to its products .
May 6, 2018
over 4 years ago
Healthy Looking Tree
I was glad to take advantage of the end-of-season sale last Fall. I am very happy with the healthy look of the tree and can't wait for the first blooms and fruit, perhaps next year.
August 8, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great fruit tree!
Seems to growing and doing great.Can not wait for tree to start bearing fruit. The leaves area nice green color.
June 3, 2016
over 5 years ago
waiting to see
This will be the first summer after planting and my pear bloomed and is growing beautifully. Hope my first crop will be a good one.
May 7, 2016
over 6 years ago