Asian Pear

Asian Pear

a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers)
avg 15 – 20 years, up to 50

b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)

c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)
late summer/early fall

d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs)
10-15 years

e) Country/area of origin
East Asia

f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin
80-120 inches

g) Latin name of tree and family
pyrus pyrifolia

h) Any other products, benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree:
– wood used for instruments, furniture, woodcuts, smoking, firewood
– certain rootstocks suited to wet soil
– pollinator plant

i) Height, width and shape of tree at maturity.
5.5 – 6 m tall x 3.5 – 4 m wide
trunk 40 cm

j) challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit
tolerates very little shade; hardy to -10 (most rootstocks); self-pollinating, but higher yields w/ pollinator

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