The Shinko pear is very flavorful, juicy and sweet with refreshing crispiness. Attractive smooth russet/orange skin. Shinko crisp, juicy variety, sweet with pleasant hint of citrus,spice and butterscotch flavor. Fruit flavor is excellent in hot interior climates but the fruit stores only a few months. Late to ripen. Translated "novelty" Excellent fireblight resistance.
Growing Considerations for Shinko Pear Japan 1934
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Early
Storage: 1-2 months
Uses: Fresh Eating
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Origin Date: 1900`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits