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!
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.
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!
Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.
Pear trees are moderate growth rate plants and can add 12-18 inches and more per year in optimal conditions once they have established.
Pear trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.
All Pyrus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. While a few varieties are self-fertile but will always have a larger harvest with a pollination partner. Chojuro (Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro') is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with another pear tree.
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
Bareroot Pear trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown Pear trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn’t frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Chojuro pears are typically ready to harvest in August.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Pear trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Pear tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Chojuro Pear Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Bronze, Green|