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 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.