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Shinseiki asian pear trees

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinseiki'

  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile

Shinseiki is one of the most popular early-season Asian pear varieties, ripenening in late August / early September.

The large fruits are a pale yellow color, flecked with lenticels. The bright white flesh is firm, sweet and juicy.

Shinseiki is also an attractive ornamental tree. The young leaves emerge bronze before turning green, and then taking on autumnal tints in the fall. The flowers are quite large, and the fruits also add to the ornamental appeal.

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  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $38.95
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
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How to grow

Shinseiki is partially to fully self-fertile and does not need another pollinator.  However it will cross-pollinate with most other Asian pears, and also many European pears if they flower in the middle of the pear blossom season - including Bartlett.

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. Shinseiki will readily over-crop and if you do not thin, you will end up with lots of small flavor-less fruits.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Shinseiki characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Pollination group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Chill requirementLow-chill
  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorGreen / Yellow