20th Century Asian Pear
4-5’ at purchase
Ripens late July through mid August
Partner with Hosui for best pollination
Medium round size and shape. Thin yellow-green skin. Firm,
extremely juicy, crisp flesh. Excellent quality. Tolerates drought and heat. 400 chill hours.
USDA zones 6-9.
Pear trees require cross pollination but because of the prevalence of ornamental pears in Atlanta, it is not necessary to buy pollinator trees. Trees need 15-20 ft diameter space around them and will grow to be an avg of 20 ft tall. Trees require 6+ hours of direct sunlight but prefer full sun. Pear trees usually begin bearing fruit in their 3rd year and will be fully productive by their 6-10th year.