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Shinseiki asian pear trees

Pyrus pyrifolia
This popular Asian pear variety is well suited to the UK climate, and produces crisp sweet-flavoured pears.

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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.

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

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