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

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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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
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Nijisseiki