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Shinseiki

Shinseiki is one of the most popular Asian pear varieties, and well suited to the UK climate. The large fruits are a pale yellow colour with a firm sweet white flesh.

Shinseiki is also an attractive ornamental tree. The young leaves have bronze tints before turning green, the flowers are quite large, and the fruits also add to the ornamental appeal in the autumn.

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Shinseiki asian pear trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 26.95
    Pyrodwarf rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

Shinseiki is one of the most popular Asian pear varieties, and well suited to the UK climate. The large fruits are a pale yellow colour with a firm sweet white flesh.

Shinseiki is also an attractive ornamental tree. The young leaves have bronze tints before turning green, the flowers are quite large, and the fruits also add to the ornamental appeal in the autumn.

History

Shinseiki is not self-fertile, so will need another Asian pear such as Kumoi for pollination. Most European pears which flower in the middle of the pear blossom season will also be suitable pollinators, including Conference and Williams.

As with all Asian pears, Shinseiki does best if planted in full sun.

Once the tree starts bearing, thin the fruitlets in June, allowing one fruitlet per cluster. If you do not thin, you will end up with lots of small flavour-less fruits.

Shinseiki characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeAverage