Apple pear/ Asian pear tree

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Apple pear/ Asian pear tree

Postby holland_patrick » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:04 pm

I'm in southington ct and was wondering if this tree would be able to grow in my area...would i have to plant more then one... if it helps i do love by a lot of apple orchards

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Re: Apple pear/ Asian pear tree

Postby Appledoc » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:58 am

You should be able to grow Asian pears in your area. However, they are generally susceptible to fire blight, comparable to the most susceptible apples.

It is recommended that you plant two or more varieties in close proximity for pollination purposes.

Here is the projected ripening of Asian pear varieties in south central PA: http://www.acnursery.com/acn_pear.php
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

The last one (Olympic) might be on the late side for you, depending on when you typically have the first frost at your location. If the average date for first frost is not before October 5 you should usually be ok with it.
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