Pear Trees - Shinko

Pyrus pyrifolia
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8


The Shinko Oriental Pear is a late-season, disease-resistant Asian pear that stores well The fruit is medium to large (14-20 oz.), round and flattish, with an attractive brown to golden-brown russet. The flesh is yellowish-white, crisp, and juicy with a distinctively rich, sweet flavor.  The Shinko Asian pear tree is also called an apple pear as it is shaped like an apple. Crops should be thinned to prevent limb breakage and maintain annual bearing. Shinko is much less susceptible to fireblight than most Asian pears. The average size of this plant is 15-20 feet high and 10-15 feet wide. The Shinko requires full sun and only occasional watering once established.

USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8 


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

In order to thrive, fruiting pears need sun and water. For the best results, plant in well-drained soil. Prune pears in late winter. In particular, prune in the middle of the tree to make room for air and light circulation.

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