The Orient pear grows best in slightly acidic, deep, heavy, moist, but well drained soil. Other soil types are tolerated, but may produce a lighter crop. Pear trees are especially sensitive to salt.
The round beautiful, large, shiny, yellow fruit has a mild flavor and good texture. It may be eaten fresh, canned in light syrup for salads and desserts.
A Oriental hybrid pear with yellow fruit. It has juicy, melting, creamy flesh and a mild flavor. Use for canning in salads or desserts and can be eaten fresh. Some resistance to fire blight. Pollinate with a different European or Oriental pear variety. (Zones 5 - 8).
Pear and apple orchards are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.
The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 12' - 15' in height.
Standard spread grows to 20', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
The Orient pear prefers moist, well drained soil. It does best when provided with adequate water, but will tolerate both drought and floods.
These simple, glossy green leaves alternate on the twig. They have fine teeth on the margin. Fall color is golden bronze.
The Orient Pear has a large, smooth, shiny round, yellow fruit with a red cheek and thick skin over creamy white flesh. The texture is not as fine grained as Bartlett. Harvest from mid-August to mid-September.