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Shinseiki asian pear trees

Pyrus pyrifolia

Shinseiki is one of the most popular Asian pear varieties, and well suited to the UK climate. The large fruits are a pale yellow colour with a firm sweet white flesh.

Shinseiki is also an attractive ornamental tree. The young leaves have bronze tints before turning green, the flowers are quite large, and the fruits also add to the ornamental appeal in the autumn.

Shinseiki asian pear trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £21.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Shinseiki is one of the most popular Asian pear varieties, and well suited to the UK climate. The large fruits are a pale yellow colour with a firm sweet white flesh.

Shinseiki is also an attractive ornamental tree. The young leaves have bronze tints before turning green, the flowers are quite large, and the fruits also add to the ornamental appeal in the autumn.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Shinseiki is not self-fertile, so will need another Asian pear such as Kumoi for pollination. Most European pears which flower in the middle of the pear blossom season will also be suitable pollinators, including Conference and Williams.

As with all Asian pears, Shinseiki does best if planted in full sun.

Once the tree starts bearing, thin the fruitlets in June, allowing one fruitlet per cluster. If you do not thin, you will end up with lots of small flavour-less fruits.

Shinseiki characteristics

Using

    Growing

      Problems

        Climate

        • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)

        Identification

          Similar varieties

          • Pyrus communis x Pyrus pyrifolia
            Benita Rafzas
            Benita Rafzas is an unusual cross between an Asian and European pear.
          • Pyrus pyrifolia
            Kumoi
            One of the most popular Asian pears, with a firm flesh and sweet flavour.