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Meet our nine (9) varieties of Asian Pears - Atago, Hosui, Kosui, Niitaka, Olympic (Korean Giant), Shinko, Shinseiki (New Century), Shinsui & Yoinashi. We have 14 of these fruit trees and we planted them in our "mini orchard" in our backyard. We have done a series of videos on these fruit trees 4 years ago, but at the time Aiman was only 9 years old. Unfortunately the quality of those video somehow has degraded over time, so we're re-doing them. This video gives you an overview of the varieties that we have, but if you're interested in finding out more about a particular cultivar, make sure you check out the following individual videos, all of which are listed in the following playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWTQPaDoIjN2wXZcB5C68YDRG4wXwJLNv These Asian Pear fruit trees are about 6-8 years old. We planted them bare roots. If you want to find out how to plant bare root trees please check out our tutorial video on that topic. Asian pear cultivars are partially self-fruitful but better crops are set where two or more cultivars are planted together. Because there is no required spacing and they grow upright & shallow, you can plant many of these trees in a small space in your front or back yard. They're vigorous and heavy bearing. A few fruit trees will give you ample supply for your enjoyment throughout the summer and fall months. Because of Asian pears' increasing popularity, more varieties than ever are available to home gardeners. And that's good news, because Asian pears sold commercially are often picked before they are ripe. Unlike European pears, Asian pears must be tree-ripened for peak flavor and sweetness. Once picked, the fruits will not ripen further. By growing your own, you can decide when the fruit has reached peak flavor. We purchased these asian pears from a nursery in Pennsylvania and we ordered them online. There are many nurseries which you can ordered them online from. Some of them are Adams County Nursery, Dave Wilson, Grandpa's Orchard, Willis Orchards Company, One Green World, Penryn Orchard Specialties, Stark Bros Nurseries, Raintree, Nature Hills, Ty Ty, Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Monrovia, Swanson, Fast Growing Trees and many more, even on Amazon.com, eBay, patio bloom, bonanza & etsy. You can also find them potted during spring planting season at local nurseries such as Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart. But if you're only interested in eating these amazingly tasty fruits of the trees you can visit local fruit orchards such as Lyman Orchard in our area. I'm sure you can find similar ones in your areas. About Asian Pears: Asian pears have been grown commercially in Asia for centuries. In Japan about 500,000 tonnes are grown and some fruit is exported to the United States in October and November. China and Korea also grow these pears for domestic consumption and export to the United States and Canada. Asian pears are deliciously sweet and low in acidity, and each variety has a distinctive bouquet. In China, Japan, and Korea, thousands of different varieties are cultivated, and even in this country, a few dozen varieties are commercially available. Asian pears comprise a large group of pears that are crisp in texture and, when mature, are good to eat as soon as harvested or for several months after picking if held in cold storage. This ready-to-eat feature may make them more acceptable to some people than European pears that are usually served when soft and juicy, which condition takes about a week to occur after removal from cold storage. Asian pears do not change texture after picking or storage as do European pears such as 'Bartlett' or 'Comice'. Often Asian pears are called apple pears because they are crisp and juicy like apples but with a different and distinctive texture. They also are called salad pears, Nashi (Japanese for "pear"), Oriental, Chinese or Japanese pears (Nihonnashi). All Asian pears today are selected seedlings or crosses made within Pyrus serotina. The fruits may be smooth and thin-skinned, in colors ranging from moonlight yellow, and yellow-green, to caramel, or they may be russeted shades of these. Although fruit flavor is a major factor when selecting varieties, consider also disease resistance and hardiness, which are determined in large part by the rootstock. As a rule, Asian pears do well in the same places as European pears. They grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 9, though some varieties, such as 'Seuri' and 'Ya Li', are hardy to zone 4. Typical chill requirements range from 300 to 600 hours (for trees to fruit and grow properly, they require a minimum number of hours with temperatures that fall below 45 degrees F (but remain above freezing). 'Hosui', 'Shinseiki', and 'Twentieth Century' are least chill sensitive and are best suited to warmer regions such as zone 9.
Asian Pear Thinning Nijiseiki
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdgPyZF45g Rare tropical fruits from around the world are often never exported. In today's video we'll cover the top 10 fruits you've never heard of. From amazing delicious tropical fruits to weird, gritty fruits growing in your own backyard we cover them all. It's important to remember that not all fruits look like fruits and you'll soon learn what I'm talking about. 10. Salak Fruit - 0:12 Salak fruit, also known as snake fruit, comes from a species of palm tree in south east asia. It gets it’s name from it’s scaly snake like appearance and is about the size of a fig. The outer shell and seed are inedible but the yellowish flesh is, which has the appear of a clove of garlic but tastes mostly sweet with a bit of sour and hints of pineapple and banana. 9. Buddha’s Hand - 0:30 Buddha’s Hand is an abnormally shaped fruit that looks like the mixture of a squid and a lemon. It comes from a small tree or bush that originates from China and India, and has long been used as an ornamental fruit in ceremonies and gardens. It is often used in Japan as room fragrance, or used to perfume personal items like clothing. Buddha’s hand has the fragrance similar to lavender, contains no seeds or juice just an oily pith. 8. Wood Apple - 1:01 Wood Apples, native to India, have the shape of an apple but appears to be made of wood. Wood Apples are reputed for their medicinal properties, which includes relief of constipation, diarrhea, indigestion and respiratory problems. 7. Gac Fruit - 1:28 Gac fruit, which originates in south east asian, is an orange to reddish colored fruit on the outside with a blood red inside that resembles bloody organs. Gac fruit is an incredibly rare fruit that is only harvested in December and January and often served at Vietnamese ceremonies and weddings. It has the very, very mild tropical taste but primarily overwhelms your senses with how creamy it is. It’s most commonly mixed with gluten rice to make a bright red rice dish called Xoi Gac. 6. Jabuticaba - 2:00 Jabuticaba, is a grape like fruit that grows right out of the bark of the Jabuticababeira tree. Jabuticaba has anti cancer properties, can be used to treat swollen tonsils and is an effective treatment for asthma and diarrhea when dried out. 5. Lakoocha - 2:19 Monkey fruit, is a highly nutritious fruit that comes from the Artocarpus Lacucha tree which is a species of the Moraceae family found in India. The best way to describe it is a mixture of sweet, sour, tangy with a citrus overtones. Lakoocha fruit can help treat arthritis swelling, dysentery, clean wounds and prevent hair loss. 4. Miracle Berry - 2:49 Miracle Berry originates from west africa. It tastes very sweet but a little tart a lot lot like a peach or apricot. Miracle berry contains miraculin a protein that binds to the taste buds but becomes active when mixed with acids. The side effect is that the tongue will no longer taste sour or bitter flavors. 3. Strawberry Tree Fruit (Arbutus Unedo) - 3:19 Strawberry tree fruit comes from an evergreen shrub that grows all over the world. It has a similar appearance to a strawberry but tastes bland, bitter, a little tart and gritty. 2. Hala Fruit - 3:37 Hala fruit is a species of screwpine that is native to eastern Australia and Hawaii. Hala has a spherical core with up to 200 phalanges that grow outwards. Theses phalanges contain a very sweet juice, for this reason you would tend to chew on hala fruit vs. eat hala fruit. Hala trees produce a group of fruits which average between 1 and 2 dozen per group. 1. Ackee Fruit - 4:16 Ackee fruit is a member of the soapberry family as are longan and lychee. It has a very strong taste of …. you guessed it..cheddar cheese, what else would a rare tropical fruit taste like. The fruit is pear shaped that turns from green to red to orange then splits open to reveal 3 large black seeds. These seeds are wrapped in a yellow spongy flesh which is the only edible part, the seed and the rind are both highly poisonous. If you consume either of those you’ll get what is called “Jamaican Vomiting Sickness”. Ackee originates in west africa but was imported to jamaica and now a days is common in the caribbean. Check us out on social media: Website - http://www.titantoplist.com Facebook - https://facebook.com/titantoplist Twitter - https://twitter.com/titantoplist Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/titantoplist Links to the full videos used in this episode of Titan Top List: Strawberry Tree Fruit https://www.youtube.com/user/MayJerTales Ackee Fruit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYixuPs2jOs Actually, Like by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Link to this page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTej1u-7-0 More Info on these fruits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_culinary_fruits
Tom Spellman from Dave Wilson Nursery talks about some of the more popular Asian Pear varieties.
If you love Asian Pear but have limited space in your backyard, these two varieties are a good choice to plant. These 2 are Shinseiki & Hosui. We've done several videos on these varieties in the past, but just wanted to show you the abundant of fruits on these trees year after year. This video is recorded in August of 2018 and the trees are about 8-9 years old.
The following are the 2 videos we did on these two varieties last year:
1) https://youtu.be/NnjGlFOixt4 - Shinseiki Asian Pear - Early Ripening Nashi With Juicy Sweet Refreshing Crisp Like An Apple
2) https://youtu.be/0_T3P6jELYA - Hosui: The Best Asian Pear, Incredibly Tasty I Cant Stop Eating Them, A Must Nashi To Plant
Hosui is the the best-flavored and tastiest of all the Asian pears! Hosui fruits are incredibly tasty & delicious. At orchards and nurseries, Hosui has consistently been rated the best-tasting Asian pear and scored extremely high in taste-tests elsewhere.
Ripening in late August, fruit is mildly flavored, large to medium with attractive, round globular shape and a crisp like apple, sweet, refreshing, flavorful, juicy off-white flesh. Skin has an excellent golden yellow-brown, heavily russeted with pronounced lenticels. Tree is vigorous, willowy and spreading. Good resistance to pear-scab disease. Susceptible to fireblight. Requires thinning to attain maximum fruit size.
From Japanese breeding program, introduced in 1972; (Kikusui x Yakumo) x Yakumo. Sugar content usually 12 brix or higher
but less sweet or more tart in the North. It has a long storage life. Storage life is approximately 2 months.
Shinseiki is one of the earliest ripening nashi with juicy, sweet with a bit of tartness, refreshing and crisp like an apple. The fruit is medium & uniform in size, globular lopsided in shape, green to pale yellow when ripe, with smooth creamy white flesh. It ripens in mid-August after Shinsui and before Hosui. Fruits hang on the trees well. Although tree ripening is best, you may have to compete with birds, insects and bugs but its heavy bearing may give you a slight edge.
Shinseiki trees are vigorous, healthy and spreading not not as susceptible to fire blight as many regular pears. Thin the fruit heavily to singles for best fruit size. Clip or cut off when thinning or harvesting to avoid pulling the stem out or damaging the fruit.
Shinseiki means "New Century" in Japanese, and since it is similar in appearance to Twentieth Century, perhaps this is why it was so named. It was released in 1945.
About Asian Pear:
Asian pears are often called apple pears because they are crisp like an apple, but have a pear-like flavor and aroma. Asian pears have been grown commercially in Asia for centuries. In Japan about 500,000 tonnes are grown and some fruit is exported to the United States in October and November. China and Korea also grow these pears for domestic consumption and export to the United States and Canada.
While slightly exotic, they are relatively easy to grow. Most trees cultivated for home gardens are dwarf varieties that reach only 8' to 15' tall. Popular types include Shinseiki, Atago, Kosui, Hosui, Niitaka, Yoinashi, Shinsui, Korean Giant and Shinko.
Where To Buy Them From:
If you are interested in planting these trees, there are many nurseries which you can ordered them online from. Some of them are Adams County Nursery, Dave Wilson, Grandpa's Orchard, Willis Orchards Company, One Green World, Penryn Orchard Specialties,Stark Bros Nurseries, Raintree, Nature Hills, Ty Ty, Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Monrovia, Swanson, Fast Growing Trees and many more, even on Amazon.com, eBay, patio bloom, bonanza & etsy.
You can watch watch all of our 10 NEW videos covering the 9 varieties we have by clicking on the following playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWTQPaDoIjN2wXZcB5C68YDRG4wXwJLNv