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Chojuro Pear: Pyrus pyrifolia “Chojuro” (Asian Pear)

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Chojuro Pear, one of fourteen Plant Profiles featured in our Pear Collection.

Chojuro pear

Chojuro pear

The Chojuro pear is a popular Asian pear variety. Expect a heavy crop of large, round, golden brown pears in late summer to early fall. The fruit is firm, juicy, and sweet. Chojuro pears are great for dessert, and can be stored for up to five months. The Chojuro needs at least two pollination buddies with the same bloom period, such as Bartlett and Hosui.

Characteristics:

  • Hardiness zones 5 to 8
  • Tree grows 8 to 10 feet tall and wide as a dwarf variety
  • Standard tree grows 18 to 20 feet tall with a 12- to 13-foot spread
  • Good for dessert
  • Common names: Pear “Chojuro,” Chojuro Pear, Pyrus “Chojuro,” Asian Pear, Chinese Sand Pear

Have you grown Chojuro pears? Are they easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Chojuro pears.

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