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Olympic asian pear trees

Pyrus pyrifolia
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
Olympic has potentially the largest fruits of any Asian pear variety.

Olympic asian pear trees for sale

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Olympic is one of the largest-fruited Asian pear varieties. The fruits are the size of grapefruits, with a golden green russeted skin.

The flesh is crisp and juicy, with the sugary sweetness which is characteristic of Asian pears.

Olympic ripens late in the season - early October -  and the fruits retain their crisp flesh and sweet flavour in storage.

The tree has some ornamental value too - the spring blossom is very attractive and in autumn the leaves take on yellow and red hues.

How to grow

Olympic is a precocious variety, and will start fruiting within a couple of years of planting.

Olympic has some resistance to fireblight - although this is unlikely to be an issue in the UK.

To maximise fruit size, be sure to thin the fruitlets in late May. This will also help to avoid branches breaking under the weight of the pears.

Olympic is not self-fertile, but is readily pollinated by other Asian or European pears in flower at the same time.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Olympic is also widely-known as Korean Giant.

Olympic characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / YellowRusset