Fruit Pear Asian EZ Pick 'Apple' (Njijsseiki)

Early spring

Can be maintained at 15 feet

400; BB

USDA Zone 5 to USDA Zone 9

Full sun


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More than 95% of the pears sold in the United States are grown in Washington, Oregon or Northern California

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SizePrice
15g$39.50
20g$44.50
10g$35.25
7g$30.95

The Asian Pear 'Apple' is medium sized, round with thin, yellow-green skin. The flesh is very firm and juicy, creamy white in color, and very flavorful. This is a Japanese Pear of distinction that is good for fresh eating as well as canning. Ripens in August but will store well into December. Asian pears are cousins to the pears that are typically seen in grocery stores, but this fruit is similar to an apple and its many names reflect that characteristic. Other names that this fruit goes by are: Chinese pear, Japanese pear, Sand, Nashi, and apple pear. Asian pears differ from the traditional European ones. These pears are usually round, firm to touch when ripe, and are ready to eat after harvest. Asian pears reach prime quality when they ripen on the tree, like an apple and peach. These pears will be crisp, juicy, and slightly sweet with some tartness, especially near the core. While European pears have the bulbous bottoms and tapering tops, they are not ready to eat until they are slightly soft and must be picked during the green stage and ripen at room temperature. European pears will be soft and juicy, with a sweeter, mellower taste. European pears will be brown at the core and an unpleasant taste if they are tree-ripened.