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A Stark Bro's Exclusive!

A unique find! Discovered as a limb sport of Arirang Asian pear tree, Doug Keithly found a real winner. The fruit was noticeably different in that it ripened four weeks earlier and had a distinct shape and attractive russet color. He named the variety after the most precious thing he could think of – his wife Peggy.

The tree grows upright with a slight spreading nature. Its fruit is crisp and juicy with a green to golden yellow russeted skin. The fruit’s flesh is white with slight cream-yellow tint. Its taste is sweet and refreshing with a pleasant aroma. Fruit shape is more conical than most Asian pears. Fruit keeps well in proper storage — approximately 8 months. Discovered in 2003 in Yakima, Washington. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late August. Pollinator required: choose another pear variety like New Century, Hosui, or Bartlett. May be covered by patent (U.S.P.P. application filed).

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late August To Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy, Sweet
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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 6 - 7' wide.

Recommended Spacing

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

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I personally love these asian pears - I hope they work at my new home!
Tracy M on Oct 23, 2018
Because I love Asian pears and this one sounds like a real winner!
THOMAS F on Oct 16, 2016
I personally love these asian pears - I hope they work at my new home!
Tracy M on Oct 23, 2018
Have 3 other Asian pears, this is new. Very hardy trees, disease resistant and small.
Kathryn H on Mar 27, 2017
Because I love Asian pears and this one sounds like a real winner!
THOMAS F on Oct 16, 2016
Have Bartlett trees now so though I would improve the mix ,had my first Asian pear this week and want to see how they grow .
David C on Oct 6, 2016
To pollinate another variety planted last year and because it is a cold hardy variety for my northern garden.
Katherine D on May 8, 2016
Apparently it is hardy for zone 4, where I live. I love Asian pears, very expensive at the store, so why not have my own???
moh l on May 6, 2016
My daughter has been trying to get me to try an asian pear since she was in the orient and they are just becoming available for zone 4
Carol M on Apr 5, 2016
We currently have about 300 trees of every king of fruit there is for Northern regions. Everyone has their favorites but the Asian pears are always at the top of the list.
Robert C on Feb 20, 2016
Have 3 other Asian pears, this is new. Very hardy trees, disease resistant and small.
Kathryn H on Mar 27, 2017
Have Bartlett trees now so though I would improve the mix ,had my first Asian pear this week and want to see how they grow .
David C on Oct 6, 2016
Is the Peggy Asian Pear fire blight resistant?? How does it compare to the Moonglow pear fireblight resistance wise??
Poppy on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It has some resistance to fire blight, like its parent tree; however, if fire blight is a known issue in your area, then you may still need to prepare to control it to keep your trees in great shape.

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Asian Peaars are my favorite fruit to grow. (Carefree and reliable here in PA.
I have been a Stark Brothers client for over 40 years and have to say that the Asian Pear is my favorite and all my friends love them too. Pears and apples are trees easy to grow here in PA (The late frosts don't seem to bother the apples and pears because of their later blooming) I purchased 2 recently for my son for his new home. When I saw this Peggy Asian pear I had to get one for myself. I have 8 Asian Pears now.
April 22, 2016
Very healthy plant, quick producer
My Asian wife and kids crave Asian pears, wanted a giant Asian pear but needed a pollinator so Peggy was chosen when I got the Giant.

I could be because I have access to free compost through our city so use it heavily, but I Planted both last year, they grew well for one years growth, but this second year the growth has been amazing, I have never had such success with a tree. Seven pears set this year, I will be guarding them with a pellet gun from the squirrels and the kids so I get to try one. The new growth has been so fast and full, I will need to prune heavily this winter, and can't even imagine how many pears I will be getting after just two years of growth.
June 22, 2017
Pear tree
planted the tree and it's has leaves so waiting for the fruit It sure is healthy
May 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
The best Asian pear you will ever eat!
The best Asian pear you will ever eat! Does wonderful in the PNW. Everyone who has had one has come back for more.
September 6, 2018
Peggy Asian Pear
I purchased a Peggy Asian Pear in 2016 along with a Bartlett Pear. The Bartlett is doing fine but the Peggy Asian Pear died after the first year. I contacted Stark Bros. and they replaced the Pear. I planted the new pair in the spring of 2017 but it died again after only one year. I have four other fruit trees planted in the same area and they are all doing fine.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Reasonable tree
Size was reasonable based on description but on the low end of scale. Tree has grown reasonably so far.
June 15, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago