Chojuro Pear Tree
Productive, Delicious Chojuro Pear Tree
- Juicy, Mild Fruit Tastes Like Werther's Butterscotch Candies
- Crisp Like an Apple, Tastes Like a Pear
- Fruit is Slightly Flattened
- Beautiful White Flowers in Spring
- Large, Waxy Leaves Can Shade and Screen
- Wonderful Red Fall Color
- Dwarf Tree is so Easy to Manage
- Reliable Harvests of Full-Sized Fruit
- Long Hang Time is so Convenient
- Harvest When Skin is Russeted and Golden-Tan
- Good Keeping Pear Will Last for Months in Storage
- 450 Chill Hours
- Heirloom Variety
- Plant with Bartlett, Hosui, and Other Asian Pear Varieties for Pollination
Love the crisp, juicy taste of Asian Pears? Add a Chojuro Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia Chojuro') for a wonderful harvest of very tasty fruit. The sweet crunch has just a hint of yummy butterscotch flavor in this heirloom variety.
This variety is very productive, and reliably sets fruit for you year after year. It's a snap to care for, as this dwarf stays manageable in size. The mature fruit even hangs for a long time on the tree, so you can harvest over the course of several weeks.
Watch for the skin to turn golden-brown with a russet overlay. You'll know they are getting ripe. Don't let the birds peck at too many of them, before you go out and harvest your share. It's always a race with the birds, isn't it?
Chojuro Pear trees have a great look, as well. The summer foliage is lush and luxurious. You'll be pleased to have the privacy screening!
In fall, the foliage deepens to an outstanding red. This variety can truly be called an ornamental edible.
You'll enjoy the graceful spread of the branches, and the slightly flattened pears that develop in abundance all through the canopy. Pair it with another Asian Pear or Bartlett Pear as a pollination partner. You'll enjoy a huge harvest in a few years.
Chojuro Pears are medium to large-sized, and they are packed with juice. They'll be heavy!
Fair warning, you'll want to thin the fruit set early in the season. This will help ensure the mature fruit reaches a good size, without breaking the branch.
Once harvest is done, and you've had your fill of the tree-ripe fruit, store it for months and months! Chojuro is an excellent keeper.
For a marvelous taste, and a great value - you really can't go wrong with healthy, sweet-tasting, juicy-as-all-get-out Chojuro Asian Pears. Order yours from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
How to Use Chojuro Pears in the Landscape
These dwarf trees can fit just about anywhere! Try them near the entrance of your outdoor kitchen for a quaint, little accent tree.
Or, add to a postage stamp-sized backyard orchard. It's so easy to keep fruit trees pruned to any size. All you need to do is spend a few minutes in summer tip pruning back to the height you want.
Try them in a high-density planting with other varieties. Nature Hills offers several high-quality Asian Pears. It's hard to decide which variety is your favorite, so order several as pollination partners.
Create a hedgerow by planting 7 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant Asian Pears in full sun for best results. You will also want a spot that has good air circulation. No low-lying, frost-trapping planting sites for Pears, please!
They need well-drained soil. If you see puddles that remain long after a rainfall, you'll need to improve your drainage.
That's as easy as bringing in additional soil and heaping it up into a mound. It should be 18 inches tall and 3 feet wide. Or, plant in a raised bed, if you prefer a more formal look.
Mulch your Chojuro Pear with a layer that is 3 inches thick. Spread it out to 3 feet past the canopy. Please don't have the mulch touch the trunk, pull it back several inches all around the trunk.
Give a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Drip irrigation is best, so the leaves remain dry.
There won't be much need to prune this dwarf tree for size, but you can remove crossing or broken branches just about any time.
Thin the fruit by removing blooms and early-developing fruit at the start of the summer. You'll be glad you did, as the mature harvest will be much larger in size.
Watch our YouTube videos and read the Garden Blog. You'll get plenty of great advice on caring for fruit trees.
Chojuro fruit has a fantastic flavor. You'll enjoy lovely white blooms in spring. The foliage has a great, red fall color. What are you waiting for? Order today!
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Bronze, Green|