Pyrus pyrifolia - Nashi Pear

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  • A small, rounded or conical shaped tree or large shrub that is native to the Far East. It has simple leaves and white flowers (mid-Spring) that are usually followed by apple shaped, sand skin coloured fruits which are known for being juicy and delicious. It is easy in full sun, on many soil types and can be kept in a large pot on the patio. Our strong plants should start to flower in two years.

  • Other common names: Sand Pear, Korean Pear

  • Native to: China, Japan, Korea

  • Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
  • Habit (UK conditions): small, deciduous tree or larger shrub
  • Max. size in 10 years: 4m x 2m
  • Main value: edible fruits, fragrant flowers
  • Flower colour: white
  • Flowering period: April - May
  • Autumn coloration: yellow-orange-red
  • Preferences: wide range of soils, full sun (drought tolerant)
  • Hardiness: hardy to around -15C
  • Is it toxic? no
  • Is it edible? yes, fruits are edible raw or processed


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