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Twentieth Century Asian Pear Pear

Pyrus pyrifolia
One of the most popular asian pears grown in Japan.

Origin: Japan

Pollination:  Twentieth Century Asian Pear is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Twentieth Century Asian Pear Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




History and description of Twentieth Century Asian Pear

Small to medium sized, round fruit. Yellow skin when ripe. Crisp very juicy flesh. Good flavour.

The most popular commercial variety grown in Japan where it is known as Nijisseiki. Heavy cropping requiring thinning to obtain good sized fruit. Trees tend to be weak growing in British conditions.




Main characteristics of Twentieth Century Asian Pear

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Sep-Oct
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Small
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Nijisseiki