Pear Tree Varieties
Our ripening order list below identifies the order of ripening for each of our varieties. This list can be used to choose trees which yield fruit at different times during the season.
- Shinsui - August 15
- Shinseiki - August 20
- Kosui - August 23
- Hosui - August 28
- Niitaka - September 17
- Yoinashi™ - September 20
- Atago - September 23
- Shinko - September 25
- Olympic - October 10
- Sunrise - August 10
- Red Clapp's (Kalle cltv.)- August 10
- Bartlett - August 20
- Sensation Red Bartlett - August 20
- Blake's Pride - August 25
- AC™ Harrow Sweet PP#9,863 - September 8
- Seckel - September 10
- Magness - September 12
- Potomac ( US 62537-048) - September12
- Buerre D'Anjou - September 12
- Golden Russet® Bosc - September 12
- Shenandoah - September 15
The standard rootstock for European varieties, Domestic Bartlett rootstock produces a full size tree. Trees propagated on this rootstock are adaptable to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions, are vigorous and productive.
Based on observations in commercial orchards throughout the Northeast, Betulafolia is the most suitable rootstock for Asian pear varieties. Betulafolia is a vigorous rootstock, well anchored, and drought tolerant. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is twelve feet between trees in the row and twenty feet between rows.
Asian pears have also performed well on OHF 97 rootstock. This rootstock produces a standard size tree, is hardy, and productive. We are offering this rootstock on a limited basis.
Pollinization of Asian Pears
Asian pear varieties perform best when planted with other Asian varieties. Each of the varieties offered by ACN produce viable pollen and may be used to pollinate other Asian varieties. For best results, plant at least two varieties in close proximity to one another.