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 tree
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: Pollinate with Atago,Nijiseiki, Shinseiki, Hosui
Fruit Storage: Good
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Uses: Fresh eating,dessert,drying
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: whips (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5-7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*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.
Note on Shipping:
Our pear trees 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 so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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