Fruit is best field-packed from picking containers to packing boxes or trays. Do not use the high rate of streptomycin on the varieties whose name ends with "sui". Most years the last third or half of Chojuro bloom overlaps the first third or half of the 20th Century bloom. Asian pears tend to set more fruit than they can support. Most are sold as grafted varieties.
Fruit is best field-packed from picking containers to packing boxes or trays.
Edible Landscaping - Edible of the Month: Asian Pears
In Washington State it is reported that the early flowering D'Anjou variety is well pollinated by 20th Century and other Asian pears. Most growers wait for fruit to set and then cut off all but 1 or 2 fruits per spur. Asian pears do respond well to espaliering on a wall or house if you are really tight for space. Pears like well-drained soil, so work a soil conditioner into the top 8" to 10" of soil. If your tree does get fireblight disease, use sterilized pruners to remove the infected branch 1-foot below any signs of infection. Most are either round or slightly flattened. Purchase the Trees Asian pears are often called apple pears because they are crisp like an apple, but have a pear-like flavor and aroma.