[NAFEX] Asian pear recommendation

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Nov 10 09:07:45 EST 2004


At 09:32 PM 11/9/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>P.S.: I'm also looking for Japanese pear suggestions. I have Shinko and 
>Shinseiki and have been very pleased with the fruit. As have been all the 
>people to whom I gave samples. :-)  I also have a Korean Giant/Don 
>Bae/Olympic which has yet to fruit. The question is, if I were to put in a 
>couple more asian pears, should I choose another Shinko and Shinseiki, or 
>are there others I should consider?

My current favorite(and has been ever since my Asians started fruiting 5 
years or so ago) is Chojuro.  In my book, it's a 'gotta have'.
I continually see rave reviews for Hosui, but mine's only a 2-yr graft, so 
the jury's out on it, for me.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
Hopkinsville, KY




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