20th Century Nashi Pear
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki' (Nashi Pear)
Also known as 20th Century; Nijisseiki.
A medium sized, deciduous tree with attractive fruit that has a similar shape to that of an apple. The fruit ripens in late February. An adaptable tree suited to warm and cool climates. An excellent dessert pear that is sweet and crisp with very good flavour.
Choose an open sunny position in well-drained soil. After planting spread mulch above the roots to retain moisture and suppress weeds, but keep away from trunk. Apply fertiliser to soil above the roots as soon as new growth begins in spring and water in well. Protect from strong winds. Consider netting to protect from birds. Correct pruning techniques are essential to the trees fruiting success. Before planting, prune well back to outward pointing buds. When established, prune in winter.
- Full sun position, sheltered from wind.
- Grows 4-8m depending on how you prune.
- Sweet and crisp with very good flavour.
In-Store Since 1998 & Online Since 2020
4-8m Mature Height
2-8m Mature Width
Full Sun, Part Shade
Deciduous, Flowering, Fruiting, Medium Tree