//Shinseiki (New Century) – Asian Pear

Shinseiki (New Century) – Asian Pear

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Description

Zone: 5 – 9
Ripens: Beginning of September
Fertility: A dependable self-pollinator but a second variety nearby will increase production – Chojuro, Nijiseiki, Bartlett
Skin Colour: Pale greenish-yellow with little or no russet
Flesh: Creamy-white. Firm. Crisp. Juicy.
Flavour: Mild. Sweet with some tartness.
Usage: Good for fresh eating, cooking, or salads
Storage: Seven to eight months in cold storage
Notes: A productive, moderately vigorous tree that is generally larger than other Asian pear varieties. Usually bears fruit in the second year. Fruit is good quality and hangs well for 4-6 weeks.