- Good storing pear
- Ripens mid to late October
- No Sprays required
Hands-down, this is one of the best Asian pears we've tried. Its round, golden fruits are huge, often weighing 1 pound or more—and they have a flavor to match their size. The extra juicy, crisp fruits are sweet with hints of butterscotch. They're great for slicing and eating fresh and in fruit salads. We like them baked into pies and cobblers. You can enjoy the fruits for a long time, too—they hold their flavor for up to 6 months in storage. Olympic Giant Asian Pear's super hardy trees begin bearing fruit in their third year, and they require no sprays. Fruits ripen in mid to late October. 700 chill hours are required for a successful harvest. Zones 5-8.
Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit--How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.