20th Century Asian Pear
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Firm, Flavorful 20th Century Pear Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 400 Chill Hours
  • Incredibly Juicy Fruit
  • Stores for Months
  • Heavy Bearing
  • Self-Pollinating, But You'll Get More Fruit With Shinseiki Planted Nearby
  • Cold Hardy
  • Precocious Tree Starts Bearing Early
  • Attractive, Symmetrical Tree
  • Lovely White Spring Blooms
  • Adaptive To A Variety Of Soils

Have you ever tasted an Asian pear? They make an amazingly juicy and refreshing snack. They are so crunchy, they've earned the nickname "apple pears."

You'll be excited to know how easy it is to grow your own. Nature Hills offers the expertly grown 20th Century Asian Pear Tree (Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki')for your backyard orchard. The pears feature a sweet, mild flavor and an in-your-face juicy crunch.

These popular Asian Pear trees produce an abundance of juicy, sweet fruit that keeps for a long time after harvest. With beautiful yellow skin, and translucent flesh, 20th Century is a wonderful addition to your Edible Landscape.

It's a reliable producer that is self-pollinating. It also works well as a pollinator for other varieties. Of course, as with so many other "self-fruitful" plants, you will get a much larger fruit set with a pollination partner nearby, such as Shineiki.

20th Century is a widely adaptable variety. You'll love the high quality harvest from your very own tree.

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How to Use 20th Century Asian Pear in the Landscape

These robust trees have a vertical growth habit. They'll make a fabulous, energetic hedgerow. They stay narrow, not growing too wide or spreading.

Try a row of them along your fence. Or, make your neighbors jealous by running a series of Nature Hills' Asian Pear trees along the length of your driveway.

If you want a full privacy screen, allow these semi-dwarf trees to grow out naturally to their full width and height. Plant them 10 feet apart on center for canopies that grow together. Or, create trees that stand alone from one another, as in an orchard, with 15 feet apart on center spacing.

Measure from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next.

Even if you don't have much room, you can certainly add fruiting trees to your landscape. Simply plan to do an annual summer pruning for size control. Keep the trees 6 - 10 feet tall, as you like with tip pruning.

People across the country are waking up to the need for food security. Grow your own, and literally enjoy the fruits of your labor starting in mid-season.

Lovely form, spring flowers and glossy leaves make this an attractive tree in its own right. The glowing golden orbs of great-tasting fruit elevate it into a wonderful specimen tree.

Use it in a mulched bed anywhere in your landscape. You'll want to show it off, so why not use it as an "Edible Ornamental"?

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant your trees in full sun. They require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

They need to be planted in soil that drains quickly after a rain event. If you have poorly drained soil, create a raised bed for planting to help the roots receive adequate oxygen.

Carefully water in new trees with deep application as needed. Use the Finger Test to check for moisture below the surface.

Stick your finger into the soil near the tree. Is it moist? Skip watering that day. Is it getting dry? Time to water.

Prune 20th Century Pear tree in winter to correct shape. Remove crossing branches, water sprouts and suckers from the base of the tree. Tip prune for size control in summer.

Asian Pears produce heavy, round fruit. Plan to thin your harvest to one piece of fruit per cluster once the fruit reaches an inch wide. You'll appreciate the full-size fruit and healthy branch.

Don't miss your chance to own and grow your own delicious 20th Century Asian Pears. Order today, we will run out of these special trees.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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20th Century Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki'
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer