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Nashi or Asian Pear Pyrus pyrifolia Distinctive fruit which combines the flavour and sweetness

Nashi or Asian Pear

Pyrus pyrifolia

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Distinctive fruit which combines the flavour and sweetness of a pear with the crispness and shape of an apple.

FEATURES: Apple-like fruit which is round and crisp with a sweet flavour. Ripe fruit is juicy with slightly yellow skin and soft flesh.

CONDITIONS: Prefers well drained soil in an open, sunny position. 

FOR BEST RESULTS: Train on an espalier to prevent branches from breaking under the weight of the fruit. Fertilise with a complete fertiliser in Spring. Allow fruit to ripen on the tree. Cross pollination required for some varieties.

PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:

• eat fruit fresh from the treeNASHI or ASIAN PEAR

• use fresh in salads

ROOTSTOCK:

• Pyrus callyerana 06

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