Shinko Pear
Japan 1934


Qty to Add:

  • Description
  • Share Your Experience

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

Heirloom: Yes

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)

Rootstock: Betulaefolia

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.

Shipping Note:  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.

Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.