Pear Seeds - Asian Pear

(Pyrus pyrifolia) Perenial. Zones 6 - 8.

Three words: Home. Grown. Candy.

Asian Pears are DELICIOUS, but you know, I didn't really care for them until our trees (reluctantly planted) started producing. Now they are some the most productive trees in our orchard and the fruit we wait for the most. 

If you haven't tried an Asian Pear before, they are quite different from European varieties. They are crisp, juicy, flowery and sweet. There is just no comparison. If you have tried ones from the grocery store, you'll note that they are only shadow of what I have just described. Gotta be home grown! 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 6 - 8

Edible: Yes

Size: Small Tree

Growth RateMedium - Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun for maximum fruit.

Soil Preference: Moist, humus soil, however tolerant of drier soils.



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 180 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds on the soil surface, press into the soil. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 20°C. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30 days.

How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds


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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $6.99

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