Sometimes called Shinseiki Asian Pear, the 20th Century Asian Pear is a vigorous tree that grows round yellow pears with sweet off-white flesh that is both juicy and firm. Twentieth Century Asian Pear Trees are suited to growing outdoors in USDA Zones 4 to 9. They display white blooms early in spring and the pears start to ripen near the last weeks of August. 20th Century Asian Pear trees perform well when they get full sun and are planted in rich, quick-draining, loam soil.
20th Century Asian Pear Trees are small fruit trees, with mature specimens reaching heights of 10 feet and widths of about 7 feet. You can prune them to maintain even smaller sizes, or grow them in a pot on a patio or in a sunroom. In addition to their small size, 20th Century Asian Pear Trees also tolerate extremes of both heat and cold. The 20th Century Asian Pear Tree is easy to grow, forgiving of temperature swings, stays relatively small, and produces round, sweet, crisp pears.