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Asian Pear


Fruit ripening time: February


Shinsui is an excellent nashi, very juicy and crisp, with a very sweet flavour that is balanced with a high acid content.


Fruit are small to medium in size and round. The skin is a golden-brown and russetted. The flesh is white, highly sugared, crisp and only slightly gritty. A gritty texture is a common feature of the Nashi pears.


Trees are vigorous with an upright growth habit. Shinsui tends to have long spaces between nodes, which is something to consider if you wish to espalier your tree. Shinsui will produce well once they reach fruit bearing age. Requires moderate chill hours.


Uses: Excellent fresh eating. Great for preserves, can be used in salads, baking, and juicing. Will store moderately well in the refrigerator.


Pollination Partner: Chojuro, 20th Century Nashi, Williams, Ya Li


Tree Size: Approximately 5 m tall and 4 m wide


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil.

Will adapt well to most soils, but heavy, moist soils are preferred to light, shallow soils.


Established trees can withstand wet conditions but will not tolerate waterlogging. Prefers neutral to slightly acidic soils and does not like high pH soils.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly as the tree establishes its roots, especially in dry spells.


Young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.




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