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Juicy, sweet, flavorful, refreshing, crisp like an apple. The Shinko pear is an Asian Pear and is often called an apple because of its crispness and round shape.
The Shinko Pear has flesh that is yellowish white with a good juicy, sweet flavor. It is late ripening and of excellent quality. It ripens in mid-August to September in Central California. It has golden brown russeted skin and requires 450 hours of chilling. Shinko is the most fire blight resistant of the Asian pears.
It is pollinated by Hosui, Chojuro, Kikusui, Bartlett.
|Family||Pyrus pyrifolia 'shinko'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 12 - 18 Feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Period||Starts in September|